Local groups and regions have a leading role to play in facing climate challenges. They possess not only a thorough knowledge of local conditions, resources and needs, but also know the expectations of citizens. They assign public financing and complete projects with long term effects on key sectors. This way, they contribute towards shaping tomorrow’s territories. They provide the necessary impetus for taking action and prove that effective action is possible. Climate action is also an opportunity to strengthen local democracy by intensifying debates for negotiating changes that will have major impact on territories and lifestyles.
After writing general manuals about Strategies and actions to Mitigate Climate Change, partners of Climactregions adapted the manuals at their regional context.