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New call for best practices and climate commitments  

​​Green Deal Going Local: new call for best practices and climate commitments

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is launching a new call for best practices to its members and alternates, Young Elected Politicians (YEPs) and members the CoR network of local and regional councillors to collect and promote low-carbon and sustainable projects as well as climate commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from local and regional authorities across the EU. Does your region or city have a specific project that targets the objectives of the European Green Deal? Has your region or city set a target to reduce GHG emissions by 2030 or 2050? Then this new call is right for you.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine have shown how important the close interaction between the environment and citizens is. At the same time, the threat of natural hazards, environmental risks, ecosystem degradation and global warming has not lost its relevance, and climate action is more urgent than ever. Cities and regions are key players when it comes to delivering the goals of the European Green Deal and driving the EU closer to climate neutrality.

To further promote regional and local action towards the Green Deal, the European Committee of the Regions is launching a new call for best practices and climate commitments to all CoR members and alternates, YEPs and members of the European Network of Local and Regional Councillors. Projects will feed the platform of best practices that showcase how cities and regions are contributing to a green recovery as to reach a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient society.

What projects are eligible?

Members and alternates, YEPs and members of the network of local and regional councillors are invited to share their recently achieved or ongoing projects and initiatives on the following themes:

  • Climate adaption
  • Climate mitigation
  • Circular economy
  • Energy related matters, such as energy efficiency, energy poverty or renewable energy
  • Clean mobility
  • Zero pollution
  • Reforestation and urban greening
  • Green budgets

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 27) which is set to take place in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, in November 2022, climate commitments from local and regional authorities will be gathered in a map to support the CoR's efforts to strengthen the role of cities and regions in global climate governance and the implementation of the Paris agreement.

To share your green projects as well as climate commitments, please complete this short survey.

Projects and commitments will be published in the CoR's interactive map and promoted towards EU institutions, stakeholders and the press.

Green Deal Going Local: click here to discover the CoR's Green Deal portal and working group.​​

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