Drawing on the expertise gained in the promotion of public private partnerships to boost climate action, a dedicated side event will be held during the forthcoming COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, and the ClimaSouth project, funded by the European Union (EU), are the lead organizers of the side event, which will take place at the EU Pavilion, Bonn Zone, on 16th November, 2017, at 14h45-16h15.
The side event will showcase initiatives and success stories from both sides of the Mediterranean. The Spanish Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition and the public private cooperation platform supported by Spain will be presented. Two further initiatives supported by the ClimaSouth project, targeting the private sector, will also be featured. The Lebanon Climate Act (LCA) and Climate Champions initiative, promotes corporate climate action in Lebanon. A parallel initiative by the Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), supports enterprises in accessing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and access climate financing.
The ClimaSouth project supports climate action in South Mediterranean countries, assisting with the transition towards low carbon economies and enhanced climate resilience. It was initiated in 2013 and is funded by the European Union. Key stakeholders include technical government departments at operational and policy level, decision makers and civil society representatives.