Climate Chance at COP24 – The programme

Climate Chance attends COP24, 24th UN conference on climate change. The association will present its first report of the Global Observatory of Non-State Climate Action and will highlight the dynamics driven by the African coalitions launched during the Summit in Abidjan in June 2018. Find below the details of our events!

07/12, 2/30pm – 4:00pm, African Development Bank Pavilion : Side-event “Addressing Climate Change and Sanitation Issues across Africa”

Co-organisation AWF/AFDB, UNICEF, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Among speakers: Mame Bousso Faye (ENDA and member of Climate Chance Association)

08/12, noon, Room Katowice, Area F – Theatre : Presentation of the Report of the Global Observatory on Non-State Climate Action (press conference)

Speakers :

  • Ronan Dantec,  Senator, President of Climate Chance
  • Andreas Wolter, Mayor of Cologne, President of Climate Alliance
  • Ian Cochran, PhD- Senior Advisor Governance, Investment & Climate, Institute For Climate Economics (I4CE)

Live video will be available below this link on this webpage of UNFCCC

08/12, 1:30pm – 3pm, French Pavilion : side-event « COP23-COP24 : a year of implementation for the Partnership MobiliseYourCity »

Organized by MobiliseYourCity

Year 2018 was intense for the Partnership MobiliseYourCity. Projects and methodolical framework have being improved. This side-event will take stock of the actions led since COP23.

Spekers: Paulina Potemski, Chair of the Steering committee of MobiliseYourCity (MTES) ; Cécile Gracy, ADEME ; Andy Costa, bike ambassador in Africa ; Representative of TUMI – Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (à définir) ; Ronan Dantec, President of Climate Chance.

8/12, 2:30pm, EU Pavillion, Room Brussels : Side-event “Building partnerships and tracking progress – role of non-state and subnational actors”

Co-organisation Climate Chance, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and German Development Institute (DIE)

Presentation of the Report of the Global Observatory on Non-State climate action and insights of the UNFCCC Yearbook of Global Climate Action
More information here

11/12, 4pm – 5:30pm, French Pavilion : Side-event “Which economy for adaptation to climate changes?”

Organized by the Comité 21.

Participation of Ronan Dantec, president of Climate Chance ; Pierre Victoria, Director of sustainable development Veolia ; Amy Dahan, mathematician and historian of french sciences, research director at CNRS ; Bettina Laville, President of Comité 21.

12/12, 2pm – 3:30pm, French Pavilion : Presentation of the Report of the Global Observatory on Non-State Climate Action.


  • Ronan Dantec, President of Climate Chance
  • Antoine Gillod, Climate Chance Observatory
  • Nathalie Le Denmat, Head of evaluation and learning department AFD
  • Luc Gnacadja, former Minister of Environment of Benin, former executive secretary of the UNCCD
  • Sarah Strack, Deputy Executive Director, Climate Action Network – International (CAN-I)
  • Aurélie Jardin, Schneider Electric
  • Eva Banos Guisasola, CEMR
  • Simeran Bachra, Deputy Senior Manager for Cities, States and Regions, CDP
  • Ian Cochran, PhD- Senior Advisor Governance, Investment & Climate, Institute For Climate Economics
  • Maryke Van Staden, ICLEI

More information here

12/12, 3pm-4:30pm – Room 6, Bieszczady: “Structuring and enhancing climate action in African cities and territories to support the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”

Co-organisation : ENERGIES 2050, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), The Council of European Municipalities and Regions in Europe (CCRE/CEMR) and the Climate Chance Association.

This side-event will present the action plan of the UCLG-Africa climate change task force to support climate action in African cities and territories.
Among speakers:

  • Tomasz Chruzczow, Special envoy for climate  – Special envoy for climatechange – High Level Climate Champion COP24 ;
  • Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, General Secretary United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) ;
  • Ronan Dantec, French Senator, President of Climate Chance ;
  • Seyni Nafo, Representative of the African Climate Negotiators Group & Coordinator of African initiatives – UCLG Africa Climate Change Task Force co-President.
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12/12, 3:30pm-5pm, French Pavilion : “Evaluation of climate action: which practices among the stakeholders involved in development?”.

Participation of Vanessa Laubin, Executive Director Climate Chance.

13/12, 5:00pm, Katowice Philharmonic: Climate Chance Steering Committee, followed by a convivial evening

With both objectives of a general review of the achievements of Climate Chance in 2018 and a stronger involvement of the current partners and new actors in our 2019 activities, Climate Chance organizes a Steering Committee, followed by a convivial evening, at COP24 in Katowice. We hope that many of you will attend.
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