International Conference on Climate Action – ICCA2019

The International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA 2019) took place on 22 - 23 May 2019, in Heidelberg, Germany. It was jointly organised by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg.

More than half of the world’s population live in cities, causing over 70 percent of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Municipalities therefore play a vital role in reducing emissions and adapting to the consequences of climate change. ICCA2019 with a focus on cities, aimed to support actions geared towards achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. It provided a platform to discuss ways to improve coordination and cooperation across all levels of government to strengthen mitigation measures. It was also be a milestone in the run-up to the UN Climate Action Summit to be held in September 2019, providing a decisive moment for preparing the summit’s deliverables for the Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action work stream.

Among the invitees were ministers and high-ranking representatives of national and subnational governments, mayors and their global networks. Other participants included representatives of UN organisations and other globally known organisations, international financial institutions, civil society, the business sector and the scientific community.

To the official conference website

IKI activities at ICCA2019

Experts from IKI Secretariat will be on-site as well! Together with Germany's National Climate Initiative (NKI) and the European Climate Initiative (EUKI), IKI will be running an information booth in front of the Heidelberg Convention Centre.

There, selected IKI projects will present their activities and participants of the conference have the opportunity to talk to IKI experts as well as to IKI implementing organisations and exchange their experiences in the field of climate protection.

IKI project presentations at information stand