This public hearing hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee on 4th of December is to follow-up on activities carried out last year and to gather recommendations for the opinion the EESC is currently working on entitled “Boosting climate actions by non-state actors“, that would be principally addressed to the political decision-makers at different levels, in order to practically align the policies to the needs of non-state climate actors.
Private companies, workers’ associations, farmers, different kinds of civil society organisations, and informal groups of European citizens demonstrate, everywhere in Europe and in the world, that it is possible to develop effective low-carbon transition projects, beneficial both in terms of their climate impact and their economic aspect – many of them addressing social inclusion. These projects require tangible support if the international community is to meet the COP21 Paris Agreement’s mandate to stabilize the planet’s temperature.
Following its Opinion on “Coalition to deliver commitments of the Paris Agreement“, in October 2016 the EESC organised a conference “Designing a framework for bottom-up climate action” with the goal of exchanging best practices and of pinpointing where hurdles and obstacles prevent or slow down non-state actors’ commitment to fight against climate change.
A draft programme for the 4th December event will be available soon. To register, visit the website. For any question, please email .