C4C – Communities for Climate

Climate change is no longer a distant threat but a pressing reality. Floods, fires, droughts, and the loss of biodiversity are impacting people worldwide. In response to this climate, ecological, and related socio-economic challenges, the European Commission is kick-starting the Communities for Climate – C4C pilot action.

Communities for Climate aim to harness the power of citizens-based local initiatives in response to the urgency of climate change by supporting 50 local climate-related community projects, to empower these communities to become beacons for others, providing replicable examples and good practices locally to inspire broader change across Europe. Funded by European Commission, C4C is a consortium led by AEIDL and composed of various networks and centres of expertise (ECOLISE, REScoop.EU, DRIFT).

The place-based dimension is a key feature of the C4C initiative. The selected initiatives will be located in one of the eleven eligible EU countries: Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Sweden. Project ideas that foster a cross-border collaboration in tackling climate issues are encouraged.

These lighthouse projects will serve as a replicable model for other local communities willing to engage in climate projects across the EU. The scope of this action covers the four following areas: renewable energy, sustainable water management, circular and resource-efficient economy, and biodiversity.

Start and End Date

1 Jan 2024 - 30 Jun 2025

Contact person

Shannon Pfohman
Anabel Nava Tazo
Ana Fernandez Prieto



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C4C - Communities for Climate

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