Galvanizing the Groundswell Networking Event

Bonn, Germany | 6:15pm, June 5, 2015

Bonn World Conference Center (UNFCCC Conference Venue)

On 5 June 2015, the UNFCCC Secretariat in collaboration with the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions will jointly host a networking reception at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference with the theme "Galvanizing a groundswell movement for transformational solutions toward a low-carbon and climate resilient future".

This networking event is part of a larger program of activities at and around the Bonn Climate Change Conference, to help build bridges within a broad citizens’ movement and with governments, to generate opportunities for partnerships, to inspire commitments and to create synergies between complementary initiatives. It will bring together participants from three related events, namely the Climate Action Fair (including climate action dialogues) and the Technical Expertise Meetings (TEMs) organized by the UNFCCC secretariat, and the workshop on ‘Catalyzing Climate Action for Resilient Development’, organized at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in collaboration with the Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions Project (GGCA) and The Energy Research Institute (TERI). 

The organizers share a commitment to galvanize a broad and diverse citizens’ movement which includes cities, companies, civil society groups, researchers, and individuals, for transformative climate actions towards a low-carbon and climate resilient future. They:

  • demonstrate solutions and explore opportunities to raise pre-2020 ambitions by governments, international organizations and partners (TEMs),
  • provide a venue for interactive discussions of climate solutions (UNFCCC Climate Actions Fair),
  • explore the potential contributions of non-state and sub-national actions to resilient development, especially in developing countries (DIE/GGCA/TERI).