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This event, which was co-hosted by the Embassy of France in Ireland, the IIEA, Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) and TrĂ³caire, took place two years after the Paris Agreement came into force on 4 November 2016, and in advance of the upcoming COP24 United Nations conference to be held in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14 December 2018.

Keynote speakers at this conference included Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator of Chadian Indigenous Women and Peule People Association.

A showcase of diverse and innovative ideas to respond to climate change formed the centrepiece of this unique event. Delegates were able to browse a marketplace of creative projects and learn about new ways to understand and tackle climate change.