After the success of the first Climate Chance Summit in Nates last year, the second edition of the Climate Chance Summit will take place from 11 to 13 September 2017 in Agadir, Morocco. Ready to become the annual meeting for non-State actors, the Summit, which is hosted by the Souss Massa Regional Council together with the Climate Chance Association, will bring together more than 3000 participants engaged in the fight against climate change and its impacts. Local and regional authorities, businesses, associations, trade unions, NGOs, the scientific community, donors and citizens are invited to attend the event to assess the progress of action, deepen exchange on successes and difficulties and promote the pooling of experiences and innovations.
This year, the three-day Summit has a special focus on addressing the challenges faced by countries on the African continent, and more broadly the countries of the South. It will treat questions of migration and development, climate finance and funding for adaptation, challenges for African cities as well as take stock of the progress and governance of the Global Climate Action Agenda (GCA) with a view of preparing recommendations for the Facilitative Dialogue in 2018.
The Summit is composed of different event formats in order to strengthen the dialogue between different non-State actors and better link between territorial questions and global challenges:
- Plenary Sessions: Five plenary sessions, including an opening and a closing session, will gather key personalities from the international climate action sphere to take stock of the mobilisation of non-State actors, the progress of action, as well as challenges and solutions. The three thematic plenary sessions will focus on access for non-State actors to climate finance, the climate change challenges for African cities and migration and development in relation to climate change;
- High-level Dialogues: Five interactive session in which one or two key personalities are invited to discuss on and produce recommendations for topics like Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Global Climate Action, Climate and Human Rights and the Gender Action Plan, amongst others;
- Focus events present major climate change initiatives in different sectors, such as energy, agriculture and civil society, some of which are also initiatives integrated in the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action;
- Forums: These meetings report on the progress of the different thematic coalitions within the Climate Chance. They provide a participative and open setting to develop and discuss on concrete proposals for climate action. nrg4SD, as co-leader of the coalition on territorial planning will organise a Forum together with its partner FNAU, the French network of urban planning agencies, on the second day of the Summit;
- Workshops: Workshops will showcase different approaches on the same issue in the fields of transport, energy, adaptation, agriculture, territorial planning, education, etc. Around 80 90-minutes long workshops will take place during the 2017 Climate Chance summit, among which nrg4SD is organising the workshop “Realising the global goal on adaptation – The contribution of regional governments”;
- Side events hosted by various partners of the Summit that will highlight leading practices in tackling climate change.
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Registration for the Climate Chance Summit is free and pre-registrations are already open. Once you fill in your details in this form, you will be informed when the full registration is open.
nrg4SD will inform you on further details of the event in due time, in the meantime please visit: http://climatechance-2017.com/en/.