The European Commission launched the European Climate Pact, an EU-wide initiative inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe.
As part of the European Green Deal, the Climate Pact offers a space for everyone to share information, debate and act on the climate crisis and to be part of an ever-growing European climate movement.
“The European Climate Pact will bring together everyone who wants to take action for our planet,” said European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans. “With the Pact, we want to help everyone in Europe take action in their everyday lives and give everyone the opportunity to get involved in the green transition and inspire each other. When it comes to tackling climate change, anyone can take action and everyone can contribute.”
The European Climate Pact provides a space for people across all walks of life to connect and collectively develop and implement climate solutions, big and small. By sharing ideas and inspiring each other, we can multiply our collective impact.
The Pact is an open, inclusive and evolving initiative for climate action. It invites regions, local communities, industry, schools and civil society to share information about climate change and environmental degradation and how they tackle these existential threats. Through an online platform and citizen dialogues and exchanges, it will foster the link between the digital and green transition.
In the starting phase, the Pact will prioritise actions focused on four areas that offer immediate benefits not only for the climate and the environment but also for the health and wellbeing of citizens: green areas, green mobility, efficient buildings and green skills. The Pact has an open mandate and its scope will evolve based on the ideas and contributions of the people and organisations that become part of it.