Plenary 3: Mayoral Forum and High level Dialogue Towards and Beyond COP21

Languages: EN, KO, CH, ES, JA

Plenary Patron: World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC)

Climate change increasingly influences life on Earth. This plenary will highlight the urgency for action at all government levels as well as the path towards and beyond the the expected new global climate regime.


Won Soon Park, Mayor, Seoul Metropolitan Government,Republic of Korea; Member of the ICLEI Global Executive Committee, Chair of World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC)

Announcement of the Seoul Action Plan and the cities expressing their intent to comply with the Compact of Mayors

Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General

Introduction to Transformative Actions Program (TAP)

Updates on the Compact of Mayors
Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, London, UK

The carbonn Climate Registry (video)

Mayoral Panel

  • Mpho Parks Tau, Executive Mayor, Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa; Member of Steering Committee of C40; Member of ICLEI Regional Executive Committee for Africa
  • Denis Coderre, Mayor, City of Montréal, Canada; Co-President and climate spokesperson of Metropolis; representing ICLEI Member Montreal, Canada      
  • Rodrigo Rosa, Special Advisor to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and to the C40 Chairman and representing ICLEI Member Rio de Janeiro
  • Jorge Isaac Herrera Paniagua, Mayor, San Rafael, Heredia, Costa Rica; Member of ICLEI Regional Executive Committee Latin America and Caribbean
  • Ronan Dantec, Councilor, Nantes Métropole; French Senator; UCLG Climate Spokesperson and representing ICLEI Member Nantes
  • Pierre Thomas, Deputy General Delegate in Charge of International Relations on behalf of Patrick Klugman, Deputy Mayor in Charge of International Relations, City of Paris, France; Co-President of UCLG; President of AIMF and representing ICLEI Member Paris, France
  • Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General

Responses from National and Global Partners

  • Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (video message)
  • H.E. Michel Rentenaar, Climate Envoy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • H.E. Chan-woo Kim, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Korea 
  • Ahmed Djoghlaf, Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) under UNFCCC

A “Compact of Mayors” Photo Time will take place during the coffee break. This photo invitation is extended to all Mayors present at the ICLEI World Congress 2015 who express their intent to comply with the Compact of Mayors.

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Location: DDP, Arthall 1 Date: 10 April 2015 Time: 09:00 - 10:30 Mayor Park Wonsoon Park tau Parks Tau Ahmed Djoghlaf2 Ahmed Djoghlaf Michel Rentenaar Michel Rentenaar Gino Van Begin Gino Van Begin