The purpose of this guide is to make general recommendations on defining strategies for mitigating climate change and undertake actions based on 130 practices from 20 countries identified in the Climact Regions project.
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 a major impact on territories and lifestyles.
The purpose of this guide is to make general recommendations on defining strategies for mitigating climate change and undertake actions based on 130 practices from 20 countries identified in the Climact Regions project. These practices were selected based on 7 criteria (as they relate to their links to the regional level, effective contribution to the fight against climate change, contributions to sustainable development, attainment of tangible results, their innovative character, the cost-effective ratio & financial viability, innovation, & ambition). We, therefore, hope to inspire regions to put in place appropriate and effective strategies for undertaking ambitious action against climate change.
After writing general manuals about Strategies and Actions to Mitigate Climate Change, partners of Climact Regions adapted the manuals in their regional context.