For climate action to be successful, stakeholders need to be engaged and need to contribute. Therefore, the Civil Society are an indispensable partner within the global effort to fight climate change and its impacts. During the day, there will be opportunities for participants to share their best practices, to identify challenges, network and develop multi-stakeholder partnerships. The role of and the contribution of the Civil Society will be showcased in the forms of climate action and policy response.

Several events will also occur, the schedule is as follows:

1. Introductory Plenary Session "Civil Society and Shaping the Global Climate Agenda: Legacy and Prospects"

The introduction will outline the role of Civil Society in establishing the global climate agenda and in implementing commitments and pledges of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. Other pledges, including financial pledges, will be announced.

2. Water, energy Food and Ecosystem Nexus: Perspectives from the Civil Society

In relation to the critical nexus, Civil Society’s efforts when responding to impacts and challenges caused by climate change, will be discussed.

3. Dialogue on "The Role of Civil Society in Prevention and Response to Climate-Induced Disasters"

Experiences of efforts made by the Civil Society to prevent, manage and respond to climate disasters, especially in developing countries, will be presented.

4. Dialogue on "Implementing the ACE Framework"

There will be announcements concerning other pledges, including financial pledges, supporting ACE framework. The session will also allow presentations on initiatives and opportunities, that already exist, for the climate empowerment of developing countries, whilst focusing on the role of Civil Society.