Climate Alliance and European Committee of the Regions strengthen collaboration

Climate Alliance and the EU's Committee of the Regions (CoR) agreed on a new Action Plan for renewed cooperation to improve the impact of local and regional authorities in the fight against climate change and efforts for the energy transition.

The Action Plan, co-signed in Brussels on 11 April by Climate Alliance co-president Tine Heyse and European Committee of the Regions president Karl-Heinz Lambertz sets out fields of cooperation for 2019-2020 with the aim to continue the fruitful collaboration of the past years. It represents the opportunity to extend the scope and impact of climate and energy action in Europe and globally at a crucial moment in the transition towards a low-carbon and climate neutral society.

On signing the Action Plan, Tine Heyse, President of Climate Alliance, commented: "The coming years will be decisive for shaping European and national climate and energy policies. By joining forces, we will further drive the strategic involvement of cities and regions in these fields and scale up ambitions."

CoR President Karl-Heinz Lambertz added: "This Action Plan is the result of our shared political interest in strengthening the voice of European local and regional governments on climate and energy issues in the EU and on the international scene".

The CoR and Climate Alliance 2019-20 Action Plan foresees cooperation in particular on the fields of the Sustainable Development Goals, the European climate and energy policy framework as well as energy poverty.

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