(04 May 2018) - Noémie Bessette (AEIDL) attended the launch of the European Dialogue on Non-State Climate Action organised in Brussels on 23 April by the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions and the Climate Chance Association.
The shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy has been driven largely by bottom-up initiatives led by citizens, innovative businesses and various civil society stakeholders. It is also being led by local and regional authorities, collectively referred to as non-state and sub-national actors.
In recent years, the number, scope and scale of non-state climate actions has grown rapidly.
However, non-state actors still encounter obstacles that make it difficult for them to initiate and implement climate actions successfully.