Agadir, Morocco, site of the 2017 Climate Chance World Summit

Climate Chance promises to be the largest gathering of climate actors before COP23

The Climate Chance World Summit on 11-13 September 2017 is the largest gathering of climate actors before COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

From 11-13 September 2017, cities, regions, businesses, non-governmental organizations, investors, community groups and other climate actors are coming together at Climate Chance in Agadir, Morocco. They will take stock of how climate action is advancing outside the context of the official nation-to-nation climate negotiations. This second edition of Climate Chance will place special emphasis on climate challenges in Africa and other parts of the Global South.

Climate Chance is led primarily by Ronan Dantec, President of Climate Chance, Councilor of Nantes, France and climate spokesperson for United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). Climate Chance enjoys strong support from Laurence Tubiana, Hakima El Haite and Inia Seruiratu, the respective Climate Champions of France, Morocco and Fiji, home to the 21st, 22nd and 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conferences. In their capacity as Climate Champions in the official climate processes, they aim to strengthen cooperative global action between nations and other climate actors.

ICLEI is an endorser of Climate Chance and is organizing the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, the premier gathering of local and regional leaders during COP23, where the outcomes of Climate Chance will be presented.

Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, co-host of the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and First Vice President of ICLEI, will also deliver a video address at the Climate Chance closing to convey the message that when cities, regions, all climate actors and all levels of government join forces, it only stands to make climate action stronger and more effective.

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