The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg will jointly host the International Conference on Climate Action – ICCA2019 – in Heidelberg on May 22 and 23 2019. The conference will bring together leaders and decision makers from states, regions and cities as well as stakeholders and experts from around the world.
The hosts of ICCA2019: three levels of government join forces
Climate agreements, which only exist on paper, need to be put into practice. Just as a conference requires a venue, climate measures need to be established on the ground. This takes place where people work, do business and live – for example in the host city of Heidelberg in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Baden-Württemberg excels in supporting its cities, municipalities and districts. Germany has adopted a national Climate Action Plan 2050 so that all levels and sectors can play their part in achieving and financing a carbon-neutral country. The federal states, municipalities, associations and the general public contributed to the plan by jointly developing proposals for strategic climate measures to be effective by 2030. The national climate initiative is one of the German Environment Ministry’s tools for promoting climate action in Germany in those areas where it is needed.