2018 Climate Alliance International Conference programme

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Registration deadline: 16 September. Simultaneous translation into English and Spanish will be available unless otherwise noted. Programme subject to change.

Barcelona

Sunday, 30 September

17:00 – 19:00 PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: "Countdown on River Xingu V" screening and discussion with indigenous representatives, Cinemes Girona

    Monday, 1 October

    15:00 – 17:30 Climate Alliance Working Group meetings,* Recinte Escola Industrial  

    *Open to members only. If you are interested in joining, please click on the links above to get in contact with the organisers.

    15:00 – 18:30 Communicating water issues with citizens, Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Industrial (contact luciana.ferrari(at)cubitlab.com)

    17:30 – 18:30 Climate and energy calls in Horizon 2020: What it is in it for local authorities? (EN), Recinte Escola Industrial

    • Virginia Vivanco, Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy

    18:30 21:00 Bus tour of the city and Montjuic with Institut del Teatre reception and live music, departure from Recinte Escola Industrial

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    Barcelona Gaudi

    Tuesday, 2 October

    Location unless otherwise noted: Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

    08:30 – 9:00 Registration

    09:00 – 9:30 Welcome and introduction

    • Tine Heyse, City of Ghent (Belgium) and Climate Alliance president | Bio - Twitter
    • Holger Matthäus, City of Rostock (Germany) and Climate Alliance president
    • Gregorio Diaz Mirabal, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA) (Venezuela)
    • Marc Castell, Barcelona Province President and Mayor of Igualada (Spain) and member of the Covenant of Mayors Political Board | Twitter

    09:30 – 11:00 Setting the scene: Climate action and the transformative power of city networks

    • Video message: Claude Turmes, Luxembourg Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure
    • Tine Heyse, City of Ghent (Belgium) and Climate Alliance President | Bio - Twitter
    • Julie Perkins, Programme Management Officer at UN-Habitat | LinkedIn
    • Andrew Cooper, Member of the European Committee of the Regions and member of Kirklees Council (United Kingdom) | Twitter - Bio
    • Valenti Junyent Torras, Deputy President of Natural Spaces and Environment at Barcelona Provincial Council and Mayor of Manresa (Spain)

    11:00 11:30 Grab a coffee with Climate Alliance

    11:30 13:30 Connecting circles: Join a circle, connect with peers*

    1. Co-creating adaptive and resilient cities and regions
    2. Energy transition in cities and regions
    3. Co-creating circular cities and regions
    4. Water challenges in cities and regions

    *Sessions in parallel; participants should select only one circle

    13:30 – 14:30 Grab some lunch and network

    14:30 – 17:00 Climate Alliance General Assembly*
    14:30
    – 17:00 SIDE EVENT: Encuentro estatal del pacto de los alcaldes (ES)

    *Non-member local authority representatives welcome to join as observers

    17:00 – 17:30 Grab a coffee with Climate Alliance

    17:30 18:30 What's next? The international climate process

    • Andrew Cooper, Member of the European Committee of the Regions and member of Kirklees Council (United Kingdom)  | Twitter - Bio
    • Julie Laernoes, Vice President of Nantes Métropole (France) and Climate Alliance board member | Twitter - Bio
    • Laura Gouverneur, Climate Protection Manager, City of Wiesbaden (Germany) and 2017 Climate Alliance COP ambassador | LinkedIn
    • Eduardo González, Sub-Director for the Coordination of Actions Against Climate Change, Spanish Climate Change Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (Spain)
    • Salvador Samitier, Director Climate Change department, regional Government of Catalonia (Spain)

    18:30 – 19:30 Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau guided tour (EN, ES, CA, DE)

    20:00 Gala dinner and show, Sala Noble, Recinte Escola Industrial

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    Barcelona skyline

    Wednesday, 3 October

    Location unless otherwise noted: Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau 

    08:30 – 09:00 Registration

    09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction

    09:15 – 10:00 The Sustainable Development Goals: From global goals to local action

    10:00 – 11:00 Grab a coffee and get inspired with local climate action talks

    11:00 13:00 Connecting circles: Join a circle, connect with peers*

    1.      Global and local partnerships
    2.      Connecting with citizens and local initiatives
    3.      How food and resources connect the Sustainable Development Goals
    4.      The social component of energy

    *Sessions in parallel; participants should select only one circle

    13:00 – 14:00 Closing: A look to 2030 and beyond

    14:00 – 15:00 Grab some lunch and network

    15:00 – 17:30 Site visits: Get a first-hand look

    • Barcelona city: Discover how Barcelona is becoming a climate proof and sustainable city
    • Espai Delta del Llobregat: Discover how biodiversity both underwater and on land is being preserved
    • Parc Agrari: Discover a new sustainable way to feed the city

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