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30/11/2015 - 11/12/2015 Paris

The world needs "a global deal for climate" that keeps the rise of the global average temperature below 2°C. This is the aim of the European Union at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21 UNFCCC) which will take place in Paris between 30 November and 11 December 2015.

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) will take part as Observer in the official EU Delegation. In this way, the EU Delegation does not only represent the national level of EU Member States but also their regional and local levels. Markku Markkula, president of the European Committee of the Regions, will represent the voice of European local and regional governments alongside with ENVE President Francesco Pigliaru, COP21 Rapporteur Annabelle Jaeger and Covenant of Mayors Rapporteur Kata Tüttő.

Fully supporting the goals of the EU Delegation, the European Committee of the Regions will contribute to various side events which will give the opportunity to share successful actions against climate change on regional levels with other stakeholders from around the world.

From the perspective of the European Committee of the Regions it is crucial that the high level of ambition will be upheld which can be particularly supported by cities and regions. Underpinning this goal, the CoR has adopted the opinion "Towards a global climate agreement in Paris (CDR 1535/2015)" at its Plenary Session on 13-14 October 2015 calling for an even higher level of ambition.

In the opinion, Rapporteur Annabelle Jaeger recommends, among other propositions, regular exchanges between the mayoral, regional and ministerial level during future COP conferences. The opinion likewise encourages the Parties to the COP21 to decide on an action plan for cities and regions in order to facilitate quick and cost-efficient climate action at all levels. 


 

 Events co-organised by the CoR

 
Tuesday 1 December – 15.30-18.30 | COP21 Le Bourget, Paris
Former President of the CoR, Michel Lebrun will speak at:
Facing Climate Change: Rethinking Our Global Development Model, Act II
Organised by China Europa Forum and Vankee, co-organised by SEE Foundation, UNEP, European Committee of Regions, EU.

Wednesday 2 December – 10.00 – 16.00 | Halle Pajol, 20 esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, Paris 18e ENVE Commission Member, Andrew Cooper, will speak at:
Regions and citizens acting together against climate change [EN and FR] 
Co-organised by the Île de France Europe, hosting region of the COP, and FEDARENE, in partnership with the Committee of the Regions,  Registration at http://www.areneidf.org/node/4894  

Friday 4 December 2015 – 14.30 | Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental, 9 place d'Iéna, Paris
CoR ENVE Commission Member, Andrew Cooper, will speak at:
Community energy: accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe
Co-organised by the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Community Power, ICLEI, European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions.

Tuesday 8 December – 14.30-17.15
| EU pavilion - room Luxembourg
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission co-organise:
High-level speakers from EU institutions and local and regional authorities – e.g. European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, CoR President Markku Markkula and ICLEI Vice-President, Durban Mayor, James Nxumalo – discuss local climate policy and will launch the Global Covenant initiative .
They will be joined by Francesco Pigliaru, Chair of the Committee of the Regions' Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy and President of Sardinia Region, Italy, Bernard Soulage, co-chair of the steering committee of the World Summit Climate and Territories and member of the Committee of the Regions and Kata Tüttő, Budapest Councillor, CoR rapporteur on the Future of Covenant of Mayors.
 
Thursday 10 December – 16:30-17:30 | TAP Pavillon, Agora Hall
Francesco Pigliaru, Chair of the Committee of the Regions' Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy and President of Sardinia Region, Italy will be speaking at:
Harnessing community power: how can local authorities support decentralized energy projects?
Co-organised by Community Power, ICLEI, the European Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Sovial Council.
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Other events in which the CoR is participating
 
Wednesday 2 December – 9.30-12.30 | TAP Pavillon, Conference Room
From the World Summit Climate and Territories to COP21 and beyond: proposals and common dynamics of the non-state actors
Organised by Bernard Soulage, Vice-President of the Rhône-Alpes region, France and member of the European Committee of the Regions
 
Thursday 3 December – 12.00-18.00 | Halle Pajol, 20 esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, Paris 18e
CoR President Markku Markkula (video message) CoR Member and rapporteur Annabelle Jaeger will speak at:
Co-organised by FEDARENE and RAEE (Regional environment and energy agency of Rhône-Alpes Region)
 
Thursday 10 December – 15.00-16:30  | Observer Room 12, COP premises
ENVE Commission Chair and Sardinia region president, Francesco Pigliaru, will be speaking at:
Regions and Climate Change: a major challenge for local communities
Co-organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and The Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC).

 
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Other events of interest for regions and cities
 
30 November – 11 December | Le Bourget, Climate Generation Space, Transformative Actions Pavilion (TAP2015 Pavilion)
Various activities throughout the COP21 conference include meetings with UNFCCC negotiators, briefings of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency, thematic sessions, side events and presentations of projects included in the Transformative Actions Program (TAP).
 
 
Thursday 3 December – 14.00-17.30 | Halle Pajol, 20 esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, Paris 18e
Financing energy renovation in the condominiums: 2nd annual conference
Co-organised by ARENE and Energies POSITIF ( more information ).
 
Thursday 3 December – 14.00-17.30 | Halle Pajol, 20 esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, Paris 18e
European Energy Award
Organised by BSU ( more information )
 
Thursday 3 December – 14.00-18.00 | Halle Pajol, 20 esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, Paris 18e
GO ECO final conference: Integrated Energy Concepts for Business Parks
Co-organised by ARENE and BEA ( more information ).
 
Friday 4 December | Grand Palais, City of Paris
Climate Summit of Local Leaders
Co-organised by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo and UN Special Envoy for cities Michael Bloomberg.
 
Saturday 5 December | Plenary Room 2, COP21 Le Bourget
LPAA Climate Action Day
Official day for climate actions by non-state actors organised by partners of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda.
 
Saturday 5 December | COP21 Le Bourget, Room
Pathways to sustainable mobility through local, national and global action
Co-organised by Centro de Transporte Sustentable de México Asociacion Civil (CTS Embarq México), Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center, Inc. (CAI - Asia Center), Fia Foundation for the Automobile and Society (Fia Foundation), International Petroleum Industry and Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA).
 
Monday 7 December – 15:00-16:30 | COP21 Le Bourget, Room 1, Paris
Global Covenant of Mayors: Towards carbon neutral and inclusive cities
Organised by Climate Alliance, Climate Alliance Austria, Federal Council for Sustainable Development Belgium and University of Delaware
 
Monday 7 December | COP21 Le Bourget, Room 6, Paris
Renewables Working Together: Renewables Systems & Synergies
Co-organised by International Solar Energy Society (ISES), International Hydropower Association (IHA), World Bioenergy Association (WBA) and World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).
 
Wednesday 9 December | COP21 Le Bourget, Plenary Room 2, Paris
LPAA Cities and Subnationals Day in COP21
Focus thematic events for cities and subnationals
 
Tuesday 8 December | COP premises
Multi-Level Climate Governance: An integrated analysis of National, Regional and Local Policies
Co-organised by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), University Luigi Bocconi, Institute of Energy and Environment Economics and Policy (IEFE) and University of Edinburgh.
 
 

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Email: Audrey.PARIZEL@cor.europa.eu