Only a few months away from the first edition of Climate Chance, we can finally reveal the first elements of the programme, to whet your appetite !

The three days of the summit will be organised around three main formats: plenary sessions, forums and workshops, to understand the formats, consult this page.

This pre-program is subject to change.

6 plenary sessions to explore the essential subjects in depth

All Climate Chance participants will meet together around major subjects, presented by the key figures of international climate action. The plenary sessions will be key moments of the summit and the chance to bring together a large number of international actors to take stock of the COP21 and actions carried out since the Paris agreement was signed last December, and also to summarise the messages from non-state actors associated with and before the COP22. Several successive speakers will review the mobilisation of non-state actors, and their involvement in the implementation of the Action Agenda.

Opening and closing plenary session

Two sessions with the first one presenting the review of the COP21 and the actions undertaken since the signature of the Paris Agreement.  The second session will be a synthesis of the conferences and the key components of the programme. Focused on the future, this closing plenary session will also be a link with the COP22, and the next stages of the Action Agenda.

Sustainable European City

Coordinated by the Eurocities network of 130 European metropolitan areas, this session will be the chance to highlight how the necessary fight against climate change is also an opportunity to live better in cities and to imagine the city of tomorrow.

Access to Energy in Africa

How can the development models for energies which are developed in Africa contribute to the building of the sustainable world of tomorrow?  This session will highlight the financing accessible to African actors and will offer the opportunity to tackle one of the subjects to be debated in Morocco during the COP22.


A plenary session focused on the Green Climate Fund, its operational modalities and its access for non-state actors.

Habitat III

Only a few weeks away from Habitat III in Quito, this thematic plenary session will provide a forum for non-state actors to express their messages in preparation for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

18 forums based on the thematic coalitions of the Lyon Summit and initiatives from the Action Agenda

The Forums organised during the 2016 Climate Chance summit will enable non-state actors involved in the fight against climate change to engage in a sustainable, coherent and organised dynamic. This process is directly associated with the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the realisation of the Action Agenda and the contribution of concrete actions that will enable an ambitious reassessment of the Voluntary Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). In order to achieve our ambitions, we will offer different dynamic formats during the 2016 Climate Chance Forums.

➢ Forums based on thematic coalitions

     These Forums will be the chance to bring together pre-existing coalitions or those being formed. The aim is to provide an update and define a road map for these thematic coalitions for 2018 (reassessment date for the INDCs). The coalitions that will meet during these forums are mainly the result of the World Summit on Climate and Territories that took place in Lyon in July 2015. The 2016 Climate Chance summit in Nantes is also the opportunity to launch new coalitions, particularly on the themes of Ocean and Coastline and Circular Economy and Climate.

➢ High Level Participative Dialogue Forums

These Forums will be the chance to promote high level participative dialogue on subjects including carbon pricing, the 2030 Covenant and the governance of the Action Agenda - all strategic subjects for implementing the Paris Agreement.

Forest and biodiversity

Steering : Climate Alliance, COICA, WWF

This coalition supports:  the New York Declaration on Forests, to protect 400 million hectares of forests by indigenous populations.

A new energy model for new models of solidarity.

Steering : Energy Cities, CLER, Eurocities

Decentralised cooperation and partnerships: strong levers to fight against climate change.

Steering : AFCCRE/CUF, Platforma, DAECT du MAEDI, ENDA

Sustainable building

Steering : French Ministry for the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Green Building Council, Ecocity Builders

This coalition supports: the Global Alliance for Sustainable Buildings and Constructions.

The circular economy, a solution to fight against climate change.

Steering : CCRE

What climate strategy is needed for French-speaking countries ?

Steering : IFDD

Mobility and transportation

Steering : CODATU

This coalition supports: the MobiliseYourCity programme.

The energy transition creating sustainable jobs.

Steering : CFDT, Global Compact, ITUC

Adaptation and resilience to climate change, a source of opportunities.

Steering:  ICC, Green Cross, Climate Alliance

Ocean and coastline

Steering : Green Cross, TARA Expeditions, CRPM

Multi-actor governance for a faster, more efficient and more inclusive implementation of the Paris Agreement?

Steering : Comité 21, CESE, CdR

Sub-national Climate Financing


Bringing ecological transition to the greatest number of people and guiding on-going transformations.

Steering : CliMates, Petits Débrouillards, CFEEDD

Food and agriculture security : the challenges of local food systems.

The territorial approach is an effective matrix  for overcoming the challenges of climate change.

Steering : FNAU, nrg4SD, IAU IdF

Covenant 2030

What governance for the Action Agenda in order to implement the Paris Agreement?

Steering : UNFCCC, France, Morocco

The position of non-state climate actors on the subject of carbon financing

65 workshops to draw a picture of the state of action worldwide


These workshops aim to showcase the state of international action by non-state climate actors, share initiatives, open them up to discussion and test, promote both local and international innovations and propose action reviews. The workshops will nourish the collective discussions and deepen knowledge for all on the inseparable link between climate and development through a variety of formats (group games, debates, brainstorming, prototype presentations, projections, etc).

Over 11 weeks, from 15 January to 7 April 2016, more than 300 contributions were proposed by global civil society committed to the climate. 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) themes being particularly popular.

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.

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.