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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.