Climate Days 2018

Climate action in secondary cities

9-10-11* October 2018

By 2050, two thirds of the world population will live in cities. Many of the fastest growing cities in the world are now relatively small urban settlements, whose economy is heavily depending on agriculture and natural resources in the surrounding areas.

Cities are and will become more vulnerable to the devastating impact of climate change, including floods, violent storms and heat waves.

The Climate Days seminar aims at integrating the climate dimension in the development of inclusive economies in secondary cities and the surrounding areas in the partner countries of the Belgian governmental cooperation.

The Climate Days target climate and development experts of Belgian ministries, national and regional authorities and organisations, European and international development agencies and organisations, universities, civil society, private companies and development project owners.

The Climate Days provide an opportunity to present, share and discuss best practices and case studies, and investigate innovative approaches, financing mechanisms, mainstreaming tools and partnerships.

Held under the high patronage of Mr Alexander De Croo, Deputy prime minister and minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services, and Mrs Marie-Christine Marghem, minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, the seminar is organised by the Belgian development agency Enabel, DG Development of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Ministry of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, and the Brussels Capital Region.

*11/10: internal Enabel event