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The secretariat of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is organizing a Climate Action Fair during the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (8-18 May).

Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, national governments have encouraged increased involvement of “non-Party” stakeholders, including civil society, businesses, cities and regions. This is crucial to scale up climate action, particularly during the years leading up to 2020, so that the key objective of the Paris Agreement can be achieved – to keep the maximum global average temperature rise to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

In order to help fulfill this mandate, so-called “High-Level Champions”, with the support of the secretariat, launched the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech last year (COP22).

The partnership builds upon the initiatives focused on non-Party stakeholders launched at the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Summit in September 2014. It is designed to enhance the coherence of the activities of the various coalitions, initiatives and organizations who have been active in these various processes and to guide the work of mobilizing stepped-up climate action up to 2020.

The Climate Action Fair Programme

The following events will take place at the Bonn Climate Action Fair:

UNFCCC mandated events

  • Technical Expert Meeting on Mitigation (TEM-M): The topic for the 2017 TEM-M is "Mitigation focusing on cross-cutting issues in urban environment and land use". The TEM-M will take place on 8-12 May in the Chamber Hall Plenary. The event agenda may be found here
  • Technical Expert Process on Adaptation (TEP-A): The topic for the 2017 TEP-A is "Integrating climate change adaptation with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction". As part of the TEP-A, a technical expert meeting on adaptation (TEM-A) is being organized, and will take place on 16 and 17 May respectively in the Chamber Hall Plenary. The event agenda may be found here.
  • Special Event on Innovation and Climate Change: The Technology Executive Committee is holding a special event on "How technological innovation can support the implementation of nationally determined contributions and mid-century strategies". It will take place on 12 May in Room Nairobi. The event agenda may be found at here.
  • 5th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment: The Dialogue is organized in two sessions that will each focus on one thematic area with international cooperation being discussed as a cross-cutting theme. The Dialogues will take place on 15 and 16 May in WCCB, Room Santiago de Chile. The event agenda may be found here.

Side events

The side-events and exhibitions organized by UNFCCC constituted bodies and observers will be clustered, which will allow interested stakeholders to easily find relevant information and identify experts, interested audience and initiatives related to these topics. The themes are: climate action; partnerships; rulebook; science, sustainable Development, TEM-A (Disaster Risk Reduction and National Adaptation Plans). More information on the side events may be found here.

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  • Climate Action Dialogues: A dialogue series will be hosted on 11-15 May 2017 at lunch time (1.15 to 2.00 pm) to showcase climate solutions by non-Party stakeholders such as the business sector and cities and support provided to Parties by the UNFCCC and international organizations.
  • SDG Action Talks: On 16-17 May at lunch time (1.15 to 2.00 pm). Short talks from experts, business leaders and activists from a diverse range of regions, areas and sectors who are implementing the SDGs successfully and acting to make sure the goals are achieved by 2030. The SDG Action Talks are sources for inspiration, to find good examples of what works, to develop ways to replicate them in new directions and to open the discussion around how to achieve this very challenging agenda. 
  • Mini Side Events: 1-hour duration events, where Parties and non-Party stakeholders have the opportunity to showcase their latest Climate Action initiatives and campaigns.

The Fair Goes On-line

The Climate Action Fair will resonate beyond the WCCB thanks to the Internet and social media, to amplify messaging coming out of it. The main hashtag of the conference is #SB46.

Along with live webcast, social media community tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr enable virtual participation in the Bonn Climate Change Conference. Here you can find the full list of our social media accounts:


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