photo-COP21The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the UNFCCC will be held in Paris in about two weeks. It is expected to lead to a new global protocol for addressing the challenge of climate change.

In this framework, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and the Region of Brittany (FR) are organising a high level workshop  entitled “7 seas, 3 oceans, one Europe: the Maritime Regions of Europe get involved to tackle climate change”. This COP21 side event will take place on 3rd December from 15.00 to 16.300 in Paris-Le Bourget.

Rogier Van der Sande, Regional Minister of Zuid Holland Region (NL) and Vice-President of the CPMR for Climate issues will open the two round-table debates focusing on how “Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe implement ambitious strategies on the mitigation of Climate Change” and “Sea and coastal areas: first hit, but also a pool of solutions”.

During this COP21 side event the CPMR will distribute the results of a Survey   of its member regions based on their experiences in terms of climate change. Indeed, the mobilisation of all levels of governance facing this global challenge is crucial to reach global results. This publication provides a first example of what regions can produce in terms of sustainable solutions when implementing, at the territorial level, European or International environment policy frameworks.