• 23 May 2019

    Covenant of Mayors sessions at ICCA2019: Mayors session and governance participation workshop

    Heidelberg Convention Centre Neckarstaden 24 69117 Heidelberg
    Organiser: Covenant of Mayors office

    The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg will jointly host the International Conference on Climate Action – ICCA2019 – in Heidelberg on 22 and 23 May 2019. The conference will bring together leaders and decision-makers from countries, regions and cities as well as stakeholders and experts from around the world.

    Covenant of Mayors sessions at ICCA2019:

    Mayors session and breakfast (May 23, 07:30-10:30):

    This session for mayors on the second day will provide space for mayors from all over the world to talk together before the event moves on to multi-level cooperation on climate action. It will also be the occasion for signatories to exchange about the shared values of the Covenant of Mayors. It mostly aims at identifying financial, legal and policy frameworks that are necessary to implement the Paris Agreement at local level and defining new indicators of wealth to shift responsibilities and choose for the right priorities.


    Workshop Governance III: Collaborative planning for ambitious climate and energy policies (May 23, 11:00-12:30):

    To put the vertical integration of climate action into practice, all levels of government and a wide range of actors need to take part in the design, planning and implementation of energy and climate policies. These collaborative processes are as important as the ambitions and targets they propose, or even more so: they determine whether all actors can be successfully mobilized and condition whether a broad consensus on the way to reach the objectives can be established. 

    Design processes for energy and climate policy and planning are as important as the ambition and targets they propose. They are fostering the mobilisation of all actors and are crucial for ensuring a broad consensus on the way to reach the objectives. This session showcases the various ways in which local and regional actors, as well as civil society, are already working with other levels of government to reach common targets, and explore how this can be improved and used across other countries. Examples from the European Covenant of Mayors framework and how its signatories, coordinators and supporters cooperate across government levels will be highlighted along with success stories from other world regions.

    Workshop programme


    Full ICCA Programme.