From Words to Actions: How the European Climate Pact Unites Society to Achieve Europe’s Climate Neutrality by 2050. City Guide (2021)
The Resource and Analysis Center “Society and Environment” has prepared a guide for Ukrainian cities “From Words to Actions: How the European Climate Pact Unites Society to Achieve Europe’s Climate Neutrality by 2050”, which will help draw on the EU’s experience in promoting green transformation.
The European Green Deal was created not only as a response of the EU government to the scientific evidence of the climate crisis but also as a response to citizens’ demands for immediate and decisive action to protect the climate. If the European Green Deal is a package of EU regulations in important areas of the economy and the environment, the European Climate Pact is a form of cooperation that enables significant changes in reducing CO2 emissions and achieving a climate-neutral economy by 2050. These actions are initiated directly by citizens and communities “from the bottom up”, from the streets to the offices.
In Ukrainian cities, there is no practice of sustainable public involvement in active climate action, although there are some practices of good governance, budget participation in socially significant projects, youth policy-making, and so on.