On the fringes of the COP22 (Morocco, 07-18 November 2016), the Association of Moroccan Regions (ARM) and the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Local Councils (AMPCC), in partnership with major international networks of local, metropolitan and regional governments including UCLG Africa, will organize the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders on 14 November at the Congress Palace of Marrakesh.
The theme of the summit is “Financing the Sustainable Transition of Territories”.
For the organizers, “the Summit will showcase local and regional leaders’ commitment and willingness to support the Global Climate Action Agenda’s implementation, to strengthen convergences and alliances, and develop the necessary partnerships in order to accelerate local action for climate”.
This international meeting will facilitate the expansion and accessibility of financial resources for Local Governments, through the implementation of financing mechanisms, institutions and programs at subnational level.
The participants will strive to achieve the commitments undertaken during the first Summit for Local Leaders held in Paris within the COP21, by looking for appropriate financial solutions in cooperation with central governments, public institutions, civil society, private sector, investors and international cooperation stakeholders, participating in the different debates.
These following themes will be discussed:
-“Local and regional governments, champions of the successful implementation of the Paris
-“For a Climate Finance Directed to Local and Regional Governments”. The first panel of this session will register the participation of the new president of UCLG, Mr. Parks Tau,
– Financing territorial resilience and the wellbeing of local populations: challenges, needs, opportunities and solutions. The president of UCLG Africa, Mr. Khalifa Ababacar Sall, will take part in this panel,
-Partnering for Financing Resilient Territories,
– Public and Private Climate Finance: Building Alliances for the Benefit of Territories,
– Entrepreneurship and Territories towards sustainable change,
– For a vertical integration: key building blocks for concerted resources mobilization for climate.
The full program is available here.
The closing session will present the Summit’s Call for Action, which will be addressed in the Blue Zone and COP22 High Level Event of the Action Agenda.