A key event in the 2015 global climate agenda, the World Summit Climate & Territories is the principal gathering of subnational and local governments and other non-State actors in the lead up to COP21 in Paris.
Subnational and local governments are at the forefront of climate action: they are taking action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate disruption. Their contribution will be key to the success of the Paris conference in December.
Six months before COP21, the World Summit Climate & Territories will be a unique opportunity for all the major groups of non-state actors (subnational and local governments, NGOs, business, workers and trade unions, youth, women, scientists) to make their voices heard, highlight the importance of a territorial perspective on climate.
In Lyon, they will present their concrete commitments and specific proposals to the negotiating States who are expected to agree on a new bold and universal climate deal in Paris in December.
Organised by the major global networks of subnational and local governments and hosted by Rhône-Alpes Region on 1-2 July in Lyon, the Summit is presented under the High Patronage of the President of the French Republic. The event is labelled COP21 and it is organised in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
A new tourist Welcome Area recently opened in Lyon St. Exupéry airport.
The purpose of this information hub is threefold: improve the quality of welcome and information services for tourists visiting the Rhône-Alpes Region, provide transport options for travel throughout the entire region, and promote all that the Region has to offer. Modelled after this vast and modern region, the new international area will offer a range of services: tourist information, a lounge area, self-service access to information via touch-screen tablets, and a display wall showing the Region's promotional videos.
Ideally located in the centre of the airport, the Welcome Area is a gateway for the more than 2,500,000 yearly passengers who will find a comprehensive and varied transport offer. Indeed, since 1993, the Rhône-Alpes Region has been investing in regional routes: the airport shuttle and a number of destinations that are directly accessible from St. Exupéry: Grenoble, Voiron, Annecy, Bourg en Bresse, and more than 30 ski resorts in the winter.
The Welcome Area's ticket office will provide information and tickets for public transport, thus offering airport clientele a service that is adapted to their needs and available as soon as they arrive.
UNESCO has inscribed the decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, on the World Heritage List. It is the culmination of a tireless campaign by the Rhône-Alpes Region and its partners to protect and promote this priceless site.