Climate Chance Europe 2024 Wallonia Summit

Opening Plenary: Delivering on the European Green Deal to improve local resilience and adaptation to climate change


The European Green Deal was initiated by the European Commission with the aim of making the European Union carbon neutral by 2050. Thus, the Green Deal mainly focuses on mitigation policies by reducing emissions  of greenhouse gases, but it also includes elements that contribute to adaptation efforts.  However, in the context of accelerated climate change, including in Europe and Wallonia which experienced major floods, these efforts still remain insufficient. This opening session of the Climate Chance Europe 2024 Wallonia Summit brings together different actors, European and Walloon, in order to outline the main challenges of adaptation to climate change in Europe, but above all to identify the levers of action to strengthen collective capacities  adaptation on the continent in areas such as infrastructure, food, biodiversity or governance systems.


  • Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Walloon Platform for the IPCC

Welcome Panel


  • Arthur Keller, Expert in systemic thinking applied to societal risks and collective resilience – Systemic issues beyond climate emergency
  • Paola Vigano, Architect and Urbanist – Vesdre Valley Schema

Debate among non-state and European actors

Relive the Opening Plenary!

Institutional Panel

Panel of Non-state Actors

Paola Vigano’s Presentation

Arthur Keller’s Presentation