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The Paris 2015 UN climate change conference will host a large number of events and exhibits in parallel with the negotiations. On this page you will find information on events in four key areas: the Climate Action Arena, the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, Momentum for Change and official side events and exhibits.

Climate Action Arena

Location: Press Conference Room 1, Hall 2, Blue Zone, Le Bourget (see map

The Climate Action Arena is a dedicated space that will recognize cities, regions, businesses, civil society groups, trade unions and others addressing the threat of climate change. The events listed below will include high-level dialogues, roundtables, debates, film screenings, and press conferences for the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) and the Momentum for Change initiative - all of which will highlight how both state and non-state actors are playing a key role to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

For detailed information on the Climate Action Arena programme, please visit this page.

Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA)

The Lima-Paris Action Agenda is a joint undertaking of the Peruvian and French COP presidencies, the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the UNFCCC secretariat. It is aimed at strengthening an already large groundswell of cooperative climate action involving states, regions, cities, business and investors throughout 2015, in Paris in December and beyond.

At the conference there will be special LPAA Focus Thematic Events intended to develop an in-depth understanding of the high stakes of inaction and share solutions that hold great potential to accelerate transformational change.

At the centre of the series of thematic events is Action Day, scheduled for Saturday, 5 December, which will feature a High Level Meeting on Climate Action. (Action Day information will be provided closer to the conference).

Please see below for more information:

LPAA Focus Thematic Events

LPAA Website

Official side events and exhibits

Location: Hall 4, Blue Zone, Le Bourget

Side events and exhibits were established as a platform for observer organizations that have limited speaking opportunities in the formal negotiations, to engage with Parties and other participants for knowledge sharing, capacity building, networking and exploring actionable options for meeting the climate challenge. UN agencies, admitted observer organizations and those Parties that partner with observers present their work or foster discussions on key issues.

A number of side events will be clustered around thematic days, including BINGO Day, Gender Day, Farmers' Day and Young and Future Generations Day.

Please, for more information click here.

Momentum for Change

Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. During the Paris conference, Momentum for Change will host a series of special events to showcase on-the-ground climate action achieving real results in four key areas: action by and for the urban poor, action that fosters women’s leadership, action that unlocks climate finance and action that uses ICT-enabled solutions.

Momentum for Change will also host its marquee Showcase Event, an Oscars-like award ceremony to celebrate and recognize the winners of the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards. This inspiring event will feature high-level speakers, uplifting videos and a musical performance. This year’s Showcase Event will take place on Thursday 10 December from 18:30 to 20:30 in the Climate Action Arena.

Special events at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

11:00 – 12:30

Momentum for Change: Urban Poor


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

18:30 – 20:00

Momentum for Change: Women for Results

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

11:00 – 12:30

Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate Friendly Investment


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

13:15 – 14:45

Momentum for Change: ICT Solutions


Thursday, 10 December 2015

18:30 – 20:00

Momentum for Change showcase event to recognize and celebrate the 2015 Lighthouse Activities



Location: Climate Action Arena, COP21/CMP11 Conference Centre, Paris-Le Bourget


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