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en/4 of 25 November 2014


Climate Alliance at UN Chlimate Change Conference in Lima

This year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP 20) takes place from 1 to 12 December in Lima. The conference is seen as an important step on the way towards a global and binding agreement on the Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in 2015 in Paris.
Climate Alliance will arrange two events and hand over the collected Green Footprints to the UN Climate Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. In addition Climate Alliance will present together with its indigenous partner organisation COICA the exhibition "Climate change, (over) use of resources and land grabbing".
Local contact in Lima: Silke Lunnebach,

Handover of Green Footprints

3 Dezember 2014, Time: 15:30, Room: Executive Secretary's office

In this year over 150,000 children in several European countries have been collecting Green Footprints by deliberately using their feet, a scooter or bike, the bus or train for their daily journeys. The Green Footprints will be handed over to the UN Climate Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in Lima on December 3th. This way the children demonstrate the "big ones", what the "small ones" already do to protect the global climate!

REDD and Beyond: International and Indigenous Strategies in Forest Protection

4 December 2014, Time: 16:45-18:15, Room: Caral (130)

Climate Alliance and Lund University realise together with Oro Verde and other organisations this side event, where experts and stakeholders will analyse the social inclusiveness of REDD processes and experience focusing on political and financial instruments for forest protection. They assess the ability of indigenous peoples and other vulnerable forest users to participate in such processes and to access benefits.

Local action and multi-level governance in CO2 reduction

8 December 2014, Time: 13:00, Room: EU Pavilion

This event will highlight the local and regional authorities’ crucial role and key contribution to international and EU CO2 emission reduction targets. It will focus on concrete examples of frameworks, specifically designed for cities, which support locally-driven actions, such as the Covenant of Mayors and other national or regional climate protection initiatives. The event will feature broad range of high level speakers, such as the President of the Committee of the Regions as well as the former Executive Board Member of Climate Alliance and currently State Secretary for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure in Luxembourg, Camille Gira.

Further Climate Alliance events

Brokerage event on potential future EU projects

1 December 2014 in Brussels

In light of the new and future European calls, we are taking the opportunity with this  brokerage event so that you can exchange on potential collaborations for future projects and discuss in practice the shape of proposals.

Resilient Cities: Novel tools for local authorities

13 January 2015 in Brussels

At this conference and exhibition local authorities from Dublin, Stuttgart, London, Rome, Brussels, Aalborg, Sofia and Rotterdam will showcase for the first time results from the TURAS initiative to build resilience against climate change in European cities.

Climate Alliance International Annual Conference

22 - 24 April 2015 in Dresden, Germany

Save the date: In 2015 the International Annual Conference and General Assembly of Climate Alliance will take place on 22 - 24 April in the city of Dresden.

International news

The EU is the third of the world's largest rainforest destroyers

Despite stricter controls the logging increases in the eastern Amazon region again. But not only the agricultural industry there is to blame for the disappearance of the rainforest – also the customers as the EU and China play a significant part. This is the conclusion of a study by the Center for Global Development about which the magazine Nature reports. According to the scientists, even if the producing countries such as Brazil are still primarily responsible for the deforestation, on the second and third place they are followed by China and the EU. They import goods in a large scale whose production leads to deforestation in the respective areas. Including palm oil as a renewable resource to save mineral oil over here.

Project news

Mayors Adapt is growing with 100 committed cities around Europe

The Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony gathered mid-October in Brussels more than 100 local and regional authorities’ representatives interested in the European initiative on adaptation to climate change. Such broad participation shows once more that European cities are ready to engage and are already acting in this regard. Mayors Adapt is being implemented on behalf of the European Commission by a consortium led by Ecofys, comprised of Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Eurocities, Climate Alliance, Fresh Thoughts and IFOK GmbH.

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President of the Executive Board:
Joachim Lorenz, Munich / Germany
Vice President of the Executive Board:
Jorge Furagaro, Quito / Ecuador

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