World summit climate & territories in Lyon
Organised by the major global networks of subnational and local governments and hosted by Rhône-Alpes Region on 1-2 July in Lyon, the Summit is presented under the High Patronage of the President of the French Republic. The event is labelled COP21 and it is organised in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The World Summit Climate & Territories heeds the call of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda announced at COP20 in Peru to strengthen climate action throughout 2015 and beyond.
The Summit has two objectives:
- Present concrete commitments from a whole range of territorial players: the greenhouse gas emission reduction announcements made in Lyon will contribute to developing a credible path to limiting global warming to 2°C.
- Submit specific proposals for commitments from non-state actors to be acknowledged in a bold climate agreement in Paris.
The commitments and proposals presented at the World Summit Climate & Territories will be submitted to the French Presidency of COP21 and to all the parties to the United Framework Convention on Climate Change.