During these plenaries, all participants from the Climate Actors World Summit meet to discuss major topics. The plenaries are also an opportunity to gather on stage key personalities from the international climate action sphere. Several speakers will follow one another to take stock of the mobilization of non-state actors, the progress of action, the difficulties encountered but above all the existing lines of action and possible solutions. There will be five plenaries, including an opening and a closing one, in the presence of high-level speakers. Taking advantage of the fact that these climate actors will be gathered in Agadir, Morocco, the African context will be given a particular importance.
High-level dialogues are interactive sessions in which one or two key personalities are invited to introduce a specific topic. Following this introduction, participants are invited to collectively produce recommendations and concrete solutions on the given subject, with the support of a moderator.
Focus events are presentations or updates on major climate change initiatives in different sectors such as energy, agriculture. They can also be opportunities to display strong commitments from networks around the world. Some of these initiatives are Action Agenda initiatives (MP-GCA).
The thematic coalitions that have emerged from the Lyon Summit and the initiatives of the Agenda for Solutions are maintaining their momentum. Their objectives are to stay mobilized, accelerate action and streamline the implementation of the Paris Agreement. These meetings are an essential step in reporting on the progress of different thematic coalitions of actors and some major initiatives of non-state actors. These Forums will be in line with a sustainable, coherent and organized dynamic, directly linked to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Agenda for Action and of concrete actions that will allow an ambitious reassessment of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions – INDCs.
The workshops have several possible and complementary functions:

  • Illustrate the best in terms of international climate action of non-state actors
  • Share initiatives, discuss and test them
  • Highlight innovations that are both local and international
  • Offer stocktaking of action

The workshops will enrich collective discussions; deepen common knowledge on the inextricable links between climate and development through various formats (team games, brainstorming, prototyping, projections, debates, etc.).

In total, around 80 90-minutes long workshops will take place during the 2017 Climate Chance summit. They are the result of approximately 250 contributions received as part of Climate Chance’s annual call for papers.

events hosted by various partners of the Climate Chance Summit that will highlight leading practices in tackling the adverse effects of climate change.

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