The International Conference on "Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia” is being held from 3-6 December 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

International Conference on "Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya”

International Conference on 'Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya'

The Hindu Kush Himalaya is the source of 10 major river systems in Asia that provide water, ecosystem services, and livelihoods to more than 210 million people. The region holds and distributes water for more than 1.3 billion people—a fifth of the world’s population—living in downstream river basins. Climate change and other drivers of change have already begun to impact the region’s ecosystems and communities through an increasing vulnerability and exposure to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and landslides.

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An interactive stand and a debate session at the European Development Days, 7-8 June, highlighted the GCCA+’s key contributions to strengthening dialogue and cooperation on climate change action with developing countries.

GCCA+ @ European Development Days 2017

The GCCA+ hosted a debate session on 8 June, focusing on the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) in climate change actions and sustainable development. The debate, led by six prestigious panellists, examined the current and desired roles of CSOs in promoting climate change resilience and adaptation at all stages of development processes.

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The GCCA+ is at the heart of the climate change debate. We are active in conferences and events around the world, many of which we organise or support directly. Our events calendar will help you stay informed about local and global events linked to GCCA+'s work around the world.

GCCA+ engages civil society in tackling climate change

For decades, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been involved in climate change advocacy and awareness raising, putting pressure on governments and big businesses to take action or face irreversible consequences of runaway global warming. For the Global Climate Change Alliance + (GCCA+) European Union (EU) flagship initiative, deepening its relationship with CSOs is one of the key priorities.

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On Wednesday, 9 November 2016 climate action stakeholders met on the side-lines of the COP22 summit in Marrakesh to discuss the role of finance in tackling the adverse effects of climate change and promoting sustainable development.

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The 2016 Global Learning Event, organised by the European Commission’s DG DEVCO through its flagship initiative, the Global Climate Change Alliance+, explored innovative and effective approaches to climate change adaptation and other post-COP21 agreement priorities.

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Special Post-COP21 Meeting: Helping ACP States Implement the Paris Agreement

A Special Post-COP21 Meeting is scheduled to take place on 22 and 23 March 2016 at the ACP Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium. The goal of the two-day meeting is to facilitate dialogue and discuss follow-up actions to implement the Paris Agreement, in collaboration with partners and particularly focusing on key issues affecting the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states.

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COP 21 side event: A European Union Initiative Supporting Climate Resilience

The Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation, together with the Global Climate Change Alliance+ is organising a side event to showcase its efforts to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) deal with the impacts of climate change. The event will take place on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP 21).

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