For this reason, this year the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was organised in Marrakech. During his participation in this event, President of the CoR and FEDRA Honorary Committee member, Markku Markkula, stated that “local and regional authorities have a central role in delivering climate action, being responsible for executing around 70% of climate change reduction measures and up to 90% of climate adaptation actions.” Now it is clearer than ever before that in order to stop climate change, one has to start from a local level. It is crucial that local and regional governments join forces with the civil society and gain knowledge about funding opportunities to support environmental projects in order to reduce the global warming threat.
FEDRA, as an organisation representing the EU regions and supporting regional growth initiatives, does not only approve of the local-regional approach to the fight against climate change, but it is also willing to stand by the European regions and bring forward their environmentally friendly, energy efficiency initiatives. If you are one and alone in the struggle to stop global warming, send your initiative to firstname.lastname@example.org. The organisation will take the lead in spreading the news about your projects, and in offering counselling for its development.