Volunteers from Climate Reality Europe are working on enhancing climate emergency measures and declarations at the local level. Besides having activities in the United Kingdom, Italy, Albania, Spain and Hungary, they have developed a Climate Emergency Community Guideline, which aims to provide guidelines and tips for citizens on catalysing commitments, dialogue and action for a just, resilient and carbon-free future in their local communities.
The guideline is available in eight languages including English, French, Spanish and Italian.
The group is also working on a Climate Emergency Online Benchmarking Tool which will help communities prepare and assess their readiness for the climate emergency while sharing best local-level practices. It will be ready before the end of this year.
“Every day, we are confronted with dramatic evidence of the climate crisis on our screens. We are all affected, wherever we are. Decision makers at national and international level may be aware of the 1.5°C target, but the actions they are taking is not enough . Fortunately, more and more stakeholders – and especially local communities – are recognizing the magnitude of the climate crisis and its impacts on their daily lives and are deciding to act at local and regional level.
Boost community ambitions!
This toolkit provides guidelines and tips for citizens on catalyzing commitments, dialogue, and action for a just, resilient, and carbon-free future in their local communities. Initiatives such as this have an impact that can be felt beyond the local level, often leading to national and regional change and ultimately contributing to the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals.”