This Discussion Note serves three purposes:
1. To provide national and local policy-makers, as well as development partners, with an introduction to ways in which local government systems and institutions can and do interface with climate change (CC) issues.
2. To outline ways forward that may improve the capacity and ability of local governments (LGs) to address CC and leverage their comparative advantage in doing so.
3. To suggest ways for specialist CC institutions and agencies to incorporate LG issues into their work and adjust their framework, strategy, and approach to strengthen CC work at the sub-national level. The Note focuses primarily on LGs in developingÂ countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)