COP21 Digest
Updates on Local and Subnational Action at the Paris Climate Conference
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Events at the Cities & Regions Pavilion: 1 December
World Leaders Open COP21 with Calls for Solidarity and Ambition
World leaders gathered on Monday at the official opening session of COP21 at the Le Bourget Paris site. Leaders including Barack Obama, Wladimir Putin and Angela Merkel spoke of the need for an inclusive agreement that took into account the situations of different countries around the world.
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Third Industrial Revolution in Nord-Pas-de-Calais on Display Tomorrow
On 1 December, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France will host the first of its series of sessions at the Cities & Regions Pavilion. The Nord-Pas-de-Calais will discuss their range of ambitious programs aligned with the principles of the Third Industrial Revolution. 
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Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Session on Promoting Local Finance
As a key partner of the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) will discuss climate finance on Monday, 7 December from 11.00 -12.30 in Agora Hall of the Pavilion, entitled “How Can Development Banks and Local Financial Institutions Promote Climate Finance for Local Authorities?”
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Register for Launch of the Sao Paulo Climate Protocol
On 8 December 2015, the State of São Paulo will launch a new climate protocol, a voluntary agreement seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage competiveness through sustainability and innovation. The event will take place at the Brazilian Embassy in Paris from 2pm.
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Bristol: European Green Capital 2015

As a co-host of the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015, Bristol, the UK’s first European Green Capital, is demonstrating its outstanding commitment and leadership in local sustainability initiatives that raise global climate change ambitions.

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Draft Submission of Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency Released

The submission outlines three essential components of an ambitious and inclusive agreement in Paris.

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ICLEI and Urban Climate Change Research Network to Host Session at Climate Summit for Local Leaders

Entitled “Science meets Policy for Transformative Action,” the session will promote the second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3-2) and the Transformative Actions Program (TAP).

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Water, Megacities and Global Change Conference Begins Tomorrow

Organized by IDF Arceau and taking place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, this conference will allow exchanges between megacities and will localize research on water management.

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ICLEI Releases COP21 Briefing Sheets

The briefing sheets cover topics including the history of the Local Government Climate Roadmap, reporting platforms, vertical integration and the Transformative Actions Program (TAP).

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