Civil society stakeholders (local authorities, NGOs, associations, company syndicates, etc.) committed to the fight against climate change met in Nantes from 26 to 28 September. This first “Climate Chance” world summit is destined to become a regular meeting for all non-State stakeholders committed to the fight against climate change. Its objective was to provide an overview of current action worldwide, more in-depth discussions on success stories and difficulties, promote sharing of experiences and innovations, highlight opportunities arising from this determined combat against climate change.
GRET is among the signatories of the Nantes Declaration, which was adopted on 19 October at the end of the summit. The declaration specifically highlights the following points:
- the need for a common approach to climate and development issues;
- the need for easier access to funding, especially for stakeholders in developing countries;
- the importance of a territorial approach to the fight against climate change;
- lastly, an essential point of this new roadmap for non-state actors: line up to contribute from 2018 to the revaluation of voluntary contributions presented by each State as part of the Paris agreement.
Read the entire declaration (English below)