Climate Alliance President Wolter on ICCA2019 and Climate Neighbourhoods

In May 2019, Andreas Wolter, Climate Alliance President and Mayor of Cologne, visited the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2019) and the Climate Neighbourhoods in Heidelberg. Read more about his impressions in the interview below.

The ICCA2019 was hosted by the German Federal Environmental Ministry, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg. The Climate Neighbourhoods as part of the ICCA were organised by Climate Alliance and ifeu – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg.

While the ICCA aimed at political leaders, the Climate Neighbourhoods addressed local administration, the youth, companies and civil society. ICCA's guiding question “How can vertical and horizontal cooperation lead to the intensification and dissemination of climate mitigation activities and adaptation to climate change?” was modified to fit the Climate Neighbourhoods context into “How can horizontal cooperation on local level lead to scaling up of solutions?”.

The answers to these two questions are summarised in the Partnership Declaration on Collaborative Climate Action, which will be fed into the international dialogue, and the Heidelberg Outcomes, both documents developed in consultation with Climate Alliance.

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