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International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2015)
Local Governments Driving Transformation

1-2 October 2015 | Hanover, Germany

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The International Conference on Climate Action: Local Governments Driving Transformation (ICCA2015) will highlight municipalities’ strategic role in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The conference will be an opportunity for local governments to share successful measures they have implemented to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To facilitate knowledge exchange, 18 workshops will be presented under the following clusters: change agents; governance; finance; infrastructure, adaptation, urban development; ecosystems; and networks and groups.

The conference will highlight local contributions towards low-carbon, sustainable urban development, showcasing best practices through keynote presentations, roundtables and a number of panels during the ‘Climate Neighbourhoods’ portion of the conference. ‘Climate Neighbourhoods’ will look at the international nature of climate change, in both its devastating effects and its potential to spark cooperation. Projects from a range of actors, including youth, will be on display through various media, such as movies and theater. In addition, the conference will celebrate the contribution of local initiatives to low-carbon development through an award ceremony.

ICCA2015 is being organized by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Protection of Lower Saxony, and the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu).

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A view of Schloss Herrenhausen, venue of the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2015) - Local Governments Driving Transformation (photo courtesy of the Government of Germany)

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