Monday, 13 November: Coalition events at COP23

13 November, 2017
Bonn, Germany
Side event of COP 23

Monday, 13 November: Plan your day at COP23!

The Coalition is organising side events on Agriculture and Waste and will be speaking at the Marrakech Partnership Global Climate Action agenda (MPGCA) Human Settlements high-level event.  Find all information you need to attend here:


14:00-15:15 | Finding ways to achieve sustainable food production without growing greenhouse gas emissions - Activities of the GRA

Side event, with speakers from the CCAC
Japan pavilion, Bonn zone

This side event will introduce to participants: (1) an overview of the GRA, (2) the international, collaborative projects of the GRA, and (3) the GRA activities which support capability building in developing countries. By exchanging views among participants we will also raise awareness of the importance of the GRA’s aim to bring countries together to find ways to achieve sustainable food production without growing greenhouse gas emissions. 


  • Mr. Saigo, Advisor to the Minister, MAFF, JAPAN


  • Dr. Montgomery, GRA Special Representative
  • Dr. Iwanaga, GRA Chair
  • Mr. Kamoshida, Director, MAFF, JAPAN
  • Ms. Helena Molin Valdés, Head, CCAC Secretariat

16:30-18:00 | Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Health – Maximizing Benefits in Cities

Side event, co-organised by the CCAC
Cities & Regions Pavilion, Bonn zone

The event will present solutions that will improve air quality and limit near-term climate change in cities, to address the health effects of climate and air pollution.

16:45-18:15 | Catalyzing local climate action in waste management

MPGCA SDG 11 High Level event
Room 1, Bonn zone

The purpose of the session is to solidify consensus on the importance of catalyzing local climate action in waste management and strengthen the focus on empowering local governments as well as ensuring vertical integration with national governments to accelerate climate actions and improve waste management. 


  • Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Executive Director


  • Ms. Zandile Gumede, Mayor of Durban (eThekwini), South Africa
  • Dr. Helge Wendenburg, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany
  • Ms. Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Kenya
  • Mr. Marcelo Mena, Ministry of Environment, Chile
  • Mr. Sergio Bergman, Minister, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina
  • Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra, Ghana


Event contact

CCAC Secretariat
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