Main session schedule

Here you will find an overview of the main sessions to be held during the Climate Alliance Digital Days. Details on all main sessions as well as information on the languages and available translations can be found below under Session details. Programme subject to change.

Wednesday, 7 October Thursday, 8 October Friday, 9 October

09:30

   to

11:30

Panel & Discussion
Tackling the double crisis – COVID-19 and Climate Change

Strategic Discussion
30 Years of Climate Alliance – Our network and the road ahead

Panel & Discussion
Shaping a green recovery through the EU Green Deal

12:00

  to

13:30

 

 

Celebration & networking
30 Year Journey – Raise a glass to Climate Alliance

13:30

  to

15:30

 

General
Assembly

Session details

Tackling the double crisis – COVID-19 and climate change   
7 October, 09:30 to 11:30

The Corona pandemic has revealed structural weaknesses and underlying problems in our societies. At the same time, it has also resulted in a show of ingenuity, readiness to take previously unthinkable decisions, solidarity and the ability to cope by governments and people across the globe. In this session, we will discuss what we have learned during the past months and how to take these lessons forward in tackling both the COVID-19 and the climate crisis head on.

Language: Englisch, simultaneous translation into German available

30 Years of Climate Alliance – Our network and the road ahead
8 October, 09:30 to 11:30

Clear and ambitious targets is a prerequisite for effective climate action. Since Climate Alliance’s founding 30 years ago, CO2 reduction targets have become mainstream at all levels and sectors. Yet such targets are only a starting point. In this session, we will discuss the role of climate targets for municipal climate action using Climate Alliance’s 2019 Net-Zero discussion paper as a basis. How do members approach the wide variety of climate targets and translate them into concrete action? What should the role of our network be going into the future?

Language: English, simultaneous translation into German available

30 Year Journey – Raise a glass to Climate Alliance
8 October, 12:00 to 13:30

2020 is both a special and decisive year – for global climate action as well as for Climate Alliance. Our 30th anniversary is also the ideal occasion to reflect on our network’s path. With this session we want to share impressions of the beginnings of Climate Alliance but also look forward. After about half of the time there will be the opportunity for informal exchange among the participants. So raise your glass to Climate Alliance – with our members and our friends!

Language: English, simultaneous translation into German available

Shaping a Green Recovery through the EU Green Deal  
9 October, 09:30 to 11:30

The EU may have presented it’s new Green Deal before the Corona crisis hit, but its function now must be to ensure that cities are even better equipped to tackle the ongoing climate emergency than they were before the pandemic. Will the EU focus its recovery efforts on building a better, greener Europe or will it waste this opportunity by entrenching outdated business-as-usual models? How can the EU Green Deal support the energy and climate transition already underway at the local level? This session will explore the current window of opportunity for much needed systemic change and what the EU is making of it.

Language: English