FMDV, in partnership with Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Group for the Environment Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES), and Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), has co-organized a Finance Forum during the first edition of the Climate Chance Summit – the regular global event for all non-state actors committed to fighting climate change in Nantes, France on 27 September 2016 at La Cité, the Nantes Congress Centre.
The Forum, entitled “Commitment towards resilient and inclusive territories: Which strategies and mechanisms to promote?” aimed to mobilize existing alliances in favor of financing sustainable development, inclusive and resilient territories, but also to gather beyond, among the non-state actors, NGOs, civil society organizations, farmers’ organizations, companies and unions, among others, to find synergies.
It was one of the several Forums organized within the summit that reviewed progress on different actor coalitions and their flagship initiatives. The main objectives of these coalitions are to sustain mobilization and accelerate action towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Furthermore, the thematic coalitions should contribute to the realization of the Action Agenda and enable an ambitious reassessment of the Voluntary Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) by 2018.
The Finance Forum was an opportunity to take stock of the progress and difficulties in implementation of commitments made at the summit in Lyon, then at the COP21 in Paris in 2015: develop a systemic territorial approach that takes into account gender equality; create a favorable environment for the mobilization and effective use of local resources and promote rural and urban investment; build an international platform for capacity building; and encourage cooperation, consolidation and solidarity between territories.
Most importantly, the Forum was an occasion to work on the completion of the joint road map between the members of the coalition that specifies the objectives, means of action of the coalition, as well as common issues and recommendations that it wishes to bring to the Habitat III and COP 22.
Present in the workshop as speakers and contributors (tentative) were Mr. Ahmed TOUIZI, Vice President of the Marrakech Regional Council to link the outcomes of the Forum to the Local Leaders’ Summit in Marrakech during the COP22, and a representative from Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environmental Facility (GEF).