The call for contributions will feed workshops that will showcase the best international actions by non-state climate actors.

The success of Climate Chance is based, above all, on the direct involvement of all non-state actors. We called on these actors to respond to the call for contributions to share their initiatives, innovations and action reviews, and nourish the collective discussions that will continue to be consolidated in Nantes.

The call for contributions will feed workshops that will showcase the best international actions by non-state climate actors. Over 11 weeks, from 15 January to 7 April 2016, a total of 313 contributions were proposed.

Non-state actors took up the 10 themes from the World Summit on Climate and Territories in Lyon and the Action Agenda, with the "education, awareness raising and mobilisation" (65 proposals), "regional approach" (61 proposals) and "energy: generation, distribution, consumption" (43 proposals) being particularly popular.


Theme Number of contributions
Forestry and Biodiversity 10
Mobility and Transport 27
Education, Awareness Raising and Mobilisation 65
Energy: generation, distribution, consumption 43
Energy transition and Employment 22
Agriculture 16
Decentralised Cooperation and Partnerships 23
Sustainable housing 18
Adaptation 28
Regional approach 61
Breakdown of contributions by themes
Beyond the themes to which the commitments needed to be applied, the non-state actors were also required to meet one of the following challenges: Think – Mobilise – Finance and Do. The Mobilise and Do challenges gained the most support, highlighting the central role for concrete action and operational implementation.
Localisation Number of contributions
National (France) 230
International 82


Breakdown of contributions by geographical location


Type of actors Number of contributions
Trade Union 1
Research Centres or Universities 35
Local Authorities 44
Businesses 72
Associations and NGOs 72
The remainder is spread between artists, journalists and independent citizens.
Breakdown of contributions by type of actors
The contributions are still being analysed by the Reading Committee. The aim to combine isolated contributions with turnkey workshops, whilst ensuring that national/international dialogue is promoted. The selected contributions will be announced on 6 May 2016. The list will be available for consultation online, via the Internet site.