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Climate Action 2016: Catalyzing A Sustainable Future

The Climate Action 2016 summit, will take place eight months after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by all the governments of the world, and five months after the UNFCCC conference of parties in Paris sets a new international framework for climate action. In this context, the summit will deepen and expand the action coalitions of government, business, finance, philanthropy, civil society and academic leaders launched at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit 2014 in New York, and seek to make this broad-scale organization of climate action both more effective and sustainable.

May 05, 2016 to May 05, 2015

University Of Maryalnd

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

May 06, 2016 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Effective climate implementation will require collaboration from a variety of actors. The Climate Action 2016 summit will engage 700 participants, by invitation, representing leaders from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy and civil society. Seven founding partners will jointly sponsor the summit, providing this diverse group with the information, connections and tools they need to lead effective implementation of a new climate regime. These founding partners have a strong track record of implementing a pragmatic, multi-actor, coalition-based approach, and together they represent a growing foundation for a sustainable model of climate action moving forward. 

Day One, held at the University of Maryland inside the Washington, DC, beltway, will focus on convening working groups for breakout sessions on near-term implementation actions and long-term implementation needs. Day Two, held in downtown Washington, DC, will drive high-level engagement with global luminaries addressing plenary sessions on how to deliver on climate commitments and embed the transformation agenda across the globe in government, key sectors and among the general population.

The Climate Action 2016 summit will focus on further developing operational modalities in six key areas. These areas are amenable to a coalition-building approach and can yield between one and two high-impact deliverables for post-summit implementation. Each area will also address key crosscutting issues of public and private financing, the nexus with UN Sustainable Development Goals, and analysis and tools to support decision-making.

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