Welcome to the ICCA 2015 / 1. & 2. October, Hanover

Welcome to the ICCA 2015 / 1. & 2. October, Hanover

Municipalities play a strategic role in addressing climate change. They drive developments and act as role models for successful measures in greenhouse gas emissions reduction. To highlight local potential and achievements and to support mutual know how-transfer on policies and implementation, Germany hosts the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2015). The conference is organized by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Society (BMUB), the ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection of Lower Saxony and the German Institute for Urban Affairs (Difu).

On 2 October, Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks presented together with the Environment Minister of Lower Saxony Stefan Wenzel the Hanover Declaration Local Governments Driving Transformation.The declaration is the result of the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2015), which was held at Herrenhausen Castle in Hannover.

Hanover Declaration EN

Erklärung von Hannover DE

Déclaration de Hanovre FR

Declaración de Hannover ES

ICCA 2015 Brochure: Local Action Driving Transformation - Proceedings of the International Conference on Climate Action

Dr. Barbara Hendricks

Federal Environmental Minister
Dr. Barbara Hendricks

„Combating and adapting to climate change are global tasks that also require decisive action at local level. The international conference ICCA2015, hosted by Germany, highlights the important role of municipalities.

The many examples of successful local climate policy clearly show: local governments are key drivers for transformation!“


Stefan Wenzel

Lower Saxonian Environmental Minister
Stefan Wenzel

„Climate change and its impact on oceans, soil, atmosphere, humans and animals is one of the major challenges of our time.

Climate mitigation and adaption strategies must begin locally – at the municipal level – if they are to have a global impact.“


Managing Director
German Institute of Urban Affairs
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin zur Nedden

„Cities, municipalities and counties increasingly anchor issues of climate action and adaption in their range of tasks.

To support this exemplary commitment and to transfer it to other stakeholders is an important aim of the ICCA2015.“

Review the conference in tweets by using the #ICCAction15 hashtag. 
Take a look at the ENB+ Summary Report of the ICCA 2015.