Sunday, 12 November: Coalition events at COP23


Sunday, 12 November: Plan your day at COP23!

The Coalition is co-organising several events under the Marrakech Partnership Global Climate Action agenda (MPGCA) Industry Day taking place from 10:00-20:00. We are also holding a special ceremony to present awards to the 2017 Climate & Clean Air Awards winners in person.  Find all information you need to attend here:

15:00-16:30 | The private sector’s roles in improving municipal waste management to mitigate climate change

MPGCA Industry Day event, co-organised by the CCAC
Room 12, Bonn zone

A panel of speakers will debate on the roles actors must play in order to unlock the full climate mitigation potential of the waste sector. Key questions will include: "How can public and private actors from local to national level cooperate to improve waste management in cities?" and "Which barriers affect private sector involvement and how can these be overcome?"


  • Mr. Marcelo Mena, Minister of Environment, Chile 


  • Mr. Gary Crawford, Chair of the Working Group on climate change and waste management, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) 

  • Ms. Amrita Sinha, Sustainable Waste Systems Manager & CCAC Waste Initiative Manager, C40 Cities 

  • Mr. Patrick L Dorvil, Senior Economist, European Investment Bank

  • Ms. Gabriela Otero, Technical Coordinator, ABRELPE, Brazil 

  • Mr. Victor Vinas Nicolas, National Council for the Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic

This session is being funded by the German Government and co-financed by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

See the presentations from this session and video of the session

16:15-17:30 | Raising the bar through coordinated action across all levels of government

Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders session, CCAC moderating
Rooms 6 & 8, Bonn zone

As nations review their Nationally Determined Contributions, they are looking at what has been accomplished so far and what remains to be done to achieve global climate targets. Right now, it is crucial that all levels of government co-create a truly inclusive, coordinated climate action process, which secures a central role for local and regional action in national goals and policies. By accounting for the commitments and actions of local and regional governments and working alongside them, nations will be better positioned to not only meet their goals but also raise the bar on what they aim to accomplish. 


  • Helena Molin Valdés, Head, the Secretariat of Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) 

Special address: 

  • H.E. Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister, Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany


  • Park Won Soon, Mayor, Seoul, Republic of Korea: ICLEI President; Member of the Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
  • Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor, Tshwane, (Pretoria), S. Africa
  • Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President, European Committee of the Regions
  • H.E. Barnabé Z. Dassigli, Minister, Urban Development, Benin, Chair, the African Union Subcommittee on Decentralization and Local Governance
  • H.E. Lorna Eden, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Fiji, COP Presidency (invited) 

16:45-18:15 | Fast action on short-lived climate pollutants to keep warming well below 2⁰ + Climate & Clean Air Awards ceremony

MPGCA Industry Day event, co-organised by the CCAC
Room 12, Bonn zone

Fast action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants benefits health, development, and puts us on a pathway to staying below 2˚C. Recipients of the Climate and Clean Air Awards will show how achievable this is by presenting the practical actions and policies they’ve taken.  


  • Dany Drouin, CCAC Co-Chair and Director, International Affairs Branch Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Head of Climate and Energy, WWF and former Minister of Environment, Peru
  • Youba Sokona, Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Mark Watts, Executive Director C40 Cities

Time TBC | COP 23 Presidency Event - Health Actions for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement 

MPGCA Health Day event, with speakers from the CCAC
Bonn Zone

Details to come.

Time TBC | Green Freight: Bringing industry and government together to green the freight sector 

MPGCA Industry Day event, with speakers from the CCAC
Bonn Zone

Details to come.

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