Press release | 04.04.2019

Climate action stakeholders to meet: Programme release Climate Neighbourhoods

22 and 23 May 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany

With the motto “Let's scale-up solutions!” the Climate Neighbourhoods conference will take place on 22 and 23 May 2019 in Heidelberg, as part of the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2019). “Situated in the historic city centre, the Climate Neighbourhoods are a unique meeting and exchange space to share ideas on climate action with peers from around the world, find new inspiration and voice recommendations for the UN Climate Conference in Chile” highlights Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Climate Alliance member Heidelberg.

Everybody implementing climate action projects is invited to apply: companies, civil society and local and regional authorities. All participants have the possibility to share and discuss their activities and projects at the international Climate Neighbourhoods. Young people from all over the world and from Heidelberg are also part of the event, ensuring that the perspectives of future generations are included.

The conference also opens its doors to the citizens of Heidelberg. The Climate Action Festival on Wednesday 22 May 2019 offers a diverse programme. Artists will capture the citizens’ messages to politicians, which will be presented to policy makers.

Following the successful launch in 2015, the Climate Neighbourhoods take place for the second time in the immediate vicinity of the International Conference on Climate Action ICCA2019 of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, co-hosted by the City of Heidelberg and the State of Baden-Württemberg. As in 2015, participants of ICCA and Climate Neighbourhoods come together for a joint opening and closing ceremony.

The conference is organised by the ecological research institute ifeu and the city network Climate Alliance.

Press accreditation: A separate link for the accreditation will be sent with the press invitation to the conference in May 2019.


Further information