10th European Summit of Regions and Cities

Mons, Belgium

Climate Chance will participate at the 10th European Summit of Regions and Cities

On the occasion of its tenth edition, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the European Committee of the Regions, this Summit addresses topics that are at the heart of the concerns of regions and cities, such as democracy, sustainable development, the future of the European Union and its enlargement, the need to ensure social, economic and territorial cohesion, and the consequences of the war in Ukraine. Global challenges will be addressed by bringing together different perspectives from all over the world.

The summit takes place in Mons, in the Walloon region of Belgium, at the heart of Europe. It is organised by the European Committee of the Regions and the Walloon Region, in association with the City of Mons.

It’s an opportunity for Climate Chance to continue its advocacy work, widely supported by non-state actors in Europe, which began at the Climate Chance Europe 2024 Wallonia Summit with the Liège Declaration on adaptation to climate change.

Climate Chance will have a dedicated stand on both days to promote the Liège Declaration and the Association’s activities.

Climate Chance’s Participation

Session: “Preparing regions and cities against crises”

On the 19th of March, Ronan Dantec, President of Climate Chance Assocation, will intervene as a speaker during the session focusing on resilience, « Preparing regions and cities against crises ». 

This session focuses on disaster resilience as the new compass for EU policies, discussing ways to become better prepared for and increase resilience to disasters and crises at all levels, showcasing good practices and making recommendations for action to help advance the resilience of cities and regions.

Alongside Ronan Dantec, other speakers include:

  • Inga Berzina, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia
  • Stephen Quest, Director General of the Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Natalia Alonso Cano, UNDRR Chief of Office for Europe and Central Asia
  • Christophe Clegeau, MEP
  • Isilda Gomes, Mayor of Portimao, Chair of the NAT Commission, European Committee of the Regions
  • Hans Kluge, UN WHO Regional Director for Europe

Practical information:

⏰ Tuesday, 19th of March, at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (CEST)

📍Room: Wallonia Conference Center Mons (WCCM)

The Liege Declaration

Following our cooperation with the Walloon Region at the Climate Chance 2024 Wallonia Summit in Liege, we are continuing our collaboration and advocacy of the Liege Declaration.

Discussion between Minister Philippe Henry and Ronan Dantec on the future of the Liège Declaration at the Climate Chance stand.