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Climate Chance 2017

11 ● 13.09.2017

Organizer : Climate Chance Association in link with the Souss Massa Region

Dates : 11-13 september 2017

Place : Agadir, Morocco


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Participation of the FWP


The FWP is following the preparation of the 2017 edition of Climate Chance initiated last year as a Forum for civil society for climate issues. The actor coalitions which were formed during last year’s edition in Nantes will be activated again this time. The FWP will have its role to play within the water and climate coalition. 


Context of the event


The adoption of the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015 marked an extraordinary turning point in the fight against climate change. This inclusive and ambitious agreement sets out the principles upon which international co-operation in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change must now be based. On that occasion, for the first time in the history of climate negotiations, non-State actors were acknowledged as key partners in the work to be undertaken in combating climate change, especially in respect of the Climate Action Agenda. The Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action, adopted a year later at COP22, lays the foundations on which collaboration between the States party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and non-State actors must now build. Co-ordinated by the High-Level Climate Champions, the Marrakesh Partnership aims to strengthen that collaboration in order to catalyse, support, implement and roll out global climate action on a wider scale


In partnership with Souss-Massa Region in Morocco, the Climate Chance Association is organizing the second Climate Chance Summit in Morocco from 11 to 13 September 2017. This event will bring into sharper focus the issues facing the African continent and the countries of the South more generally.


Almost one year after COP22, the summit will offer the chance to take stock of the action agenda and especially the Marrakesh partnership. It will also provide an opportunity to prepare joint messages to be delivered to the States at COP23, following on from the Nantes declaration which, to date, remains the text that has attracted the largest number of non-State actor signatories since the Rio Convention on Climate Change was adopted in 1992. Moreover, the summit will above all be a unique opportunity for the entire community of non-State actors to review the status of the thematic coalitions promoted by Climate Chance and launched at the Climate and Territories Summit in Lyon (2015) and in Nantes on the occasion of the First Climate Chance Summit (2016), assess the progress of their activities around the world, deepen the analysis of successes and difficulties, encourage pooling of experience and innovations, pinpoint solutions for scaling up to a more significant global level and stress the opportunities for new initiatives arising from climate action with a view to preparing recommendations for the facilitation dialogue in 2018.

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