Day #1 : Tuesday 9 october 2018

Integrating climate change in secondary cities : issues, practices and lessons to share

08:00 - 09:00
9:00 - 10:30
SESSION 1: Opening session - Setting the scene
Towards a low carbon economy

The international agenda

Minister of Energy and Environment, Marie-Christine Marghem

New climate vision of the Belgian cooperation

Roles of the public and private actors in relation to the climate dimension, the new Belgian cooperation architecture

Minister of Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo

Objectives of the Conference

Director Enabel, Jean Van Wetter

Organization of the conference

Facilitator, Ruben van der Laan

Climate Change challenges in secondary cities

Cities Alliance, Julian Baskin

The net Zero emissions objective in the EU for 2050

Discussion between Jérôme Meessen and François Gemenne

Climact, Jérôme Meessen
SciencesPo, François Gemenne

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 13:00
SESSION 2: Translating global ambitions into local action Supporting a vertical dialogue between (inter)national and local stakeholders
The importance of involving local authorities in implementing national climate goals

ICLEI, Jisun Hwang ICLEI, Felix Afrofi-Atitianti

Regional organisations as facilitators for implementing the national climate agenda at the local level

Agrhymet (Niger), Maguette Kaire

National authorities supporting local climate action

AEDD (Mali), Drissa Doumbia

Local climate action in the region of Koulikouro

Mayor of Koulikouro (Mali), Boubacar Coulibaly

Q/A to the panel of 4 speakers
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break

During breaks: various presentations through videos, posters, interviews...

14:00 - 16:00
SESSION 3: Integrating climate change at the city level : exchange of innovative practices (in sub-groups) - Parallel sessions
Group discussion 1 : Urban planning and infrastructure for integration of climate issues
Scene setter: Setting priorities for adaptation / mitigation infrastructure investments, a spatial perspective in Rwanda, Senegal and Burkina-Faso

UN-Habitat, Mathias Spaliviero

Case study 1: Integrating climate change considerations into urban planning in South America

KULeuven, Viviana d’Auria

KULeuven, Joris Scheers

Case study 2: Potential outcomes of climate down-scaling and hydraulic modelling to spatial planning in 3 Vietnamese coastal cities

Enabel, Ian Wood

Case study 3: Sustainable architecture: the example of vocational schools in Uganda, Palestine and Senegal

Enabel, Jan Vanlint

Enabel, Alexis Doucet

Group discussion 2: Waste management for an inclusive economy
Scene setter: Effective solid waste management bring added value and innovation in secondary cities

GIZ, Michael Funcke-Bartz

Case study 1: Waste management: legal framework, PPPs and financing

GreenCrossroads, Thomas Poelmans

Case study 2: Waste management in Algerian secondary cities

Enabel, Frédéric de Hemptinne

Case study 3: Waste sorting and processing in Mozambique

Carbon Africa, Adriaan Tas

Group discussion 3: The interests of rural-urban linkages - Territorial approach as a possible option
Scene setter: Milano Urban Food Policy Act, territorial approach and food systems

CIRAD, Thierry Giordano

Case study 1: The ECOmakala project in the Virunga (DRC)

WWF, Mone Van Geit

Case study 2: Biodiversity and natural resources management in Peru

Enabel, Frederik Prins

Case study 3: Food for the Cities program

FAO, Guido Santini

Group discussion 4: Water resource management in a context of climate change
Scene setter: The place of water management in the climate agenda

GRET, Aline Hubert

Case study 1: Integrated water resource management in Senegal and Morocco

Enabel, Jerôme Chamoin

Enabel, Mohamed Bouezmarni

Case study 2: Water management in Gaza province in Mozambique

Enabel, Laurent Delucchi

DNAAS Program, Felicidad Julieta Paulo

DNAAS Program, Helder Cumbi

Case study 3: Steps for assessing climate change impact on availability of water resource

SHMI, Phil Graham

Case study 4: Integrated water resource management in the Congo Basin

Ministry of Equipment, Transports, Logistics and Water (Morrocco), Rachid Madah

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30
SESSION 4: Elements of convergences
The facilitator reports each group’s main issues/findings/proposals
Discussion with the panel

Panel of 4 speakers sharing their perspective, concerns and main learnings of the day

KULeuven, Joris Scheers
Agrhymet, Maguette Kaire
MO* magazine , Gie Goris
Cities Alliance, Julie Greenwalt