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Welcome to the website of ICCA2019 – International Conference on Climate Action!

Joint hosts are the Federal Environment Ministry, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg.

The Paris Climate Agreement explicitly calls for the involvement and networking of all levels of government to tackle climate change.

Welcome to the website of ICCA2019 – International Conference on Climate Action!

Joint hosts are the Federal Environment Ministry, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg.

The Paris Climate Agreement explicitly calls for the involvement and networking of all levels of government to tackle climate change.

Welcome to the website of ICCA2019 – International Conference on Climate Action!

Joint hosts are the Federal Environment Ministry, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg.

The Paris Climate Agreement explicitly calls for the involvement and networking of all levels of government to tackle climate change.

ICCA2019: Using the potential of levels of government for ambitious climate action

The International Conference on Climate Action – ICCA2019 convened in Heidelberg on 22 and 23 May 2019. It was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety together with the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg. Roughly 1,000 participants from 80 countries discussed intensively about collaborative climate action.

A few months ahead of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in September, ICCA2019 has sent a strong signal to the world: It is possible to implement ambitious climate action and comply with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development if we collaborate across sectors and levels of government.

Partnership Declaration on Collaborative Climate Action

A significant result of ICCA2019 is the Partnership Declaration on Collaborative Climate Action  which was adopted during the high-level round table by representatives of all three levels of government and their networks. In the declaration, states, cities, municipalities, federal states, regions and networks commit to more collaboration, communication and support in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The partnership declaration remains open for endorsement. Partners and supporters are invited to work together on the implementation and make the declaration a valuable contribution to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in September 2019.

Please find the declaration here.

Impressions of the high-level round table

  • © Sascha Hilgers, BMU

ICCA2019 – the conference

ICCA2019 unites cities, regions and governments on an equal footing. The common goal is to increase climate protection at all three levels through increased cooperation.

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  • © Sascha Hilgers, BMU

Programme

Learning from each other and working in dialogue with one another can help to implement the goals of the Paris Agreement in practice. High-level international speakers from local communities, regions and national governments discuss good practices and necessary tools.

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Schulze

Portrait Svenja Schulze

© photothek/BMU

“Collaboration at all levels of government and among all stakeholders is essential if climate action is to succeed.”

Svenja Schulze

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

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Kretschmann

Portrait Winfried Kretschmann

© stm.baden-wuerttemberg

It is my hope that ICCA2019 will send a clear signal to the world community for ambitious climate protection at all levels.

Winfried Kretschmann

Minister President of Baden-Württemberg

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Würzner

Portrait Eckart Würzner

© Steffen Diemer

Think globally, act locally: When it comes to climate protection, nations, states, municipalities and civil society must collaborate closely.

Prof Dr Eckart Würzner

Mayor City of Heidelberg

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