Climate Action

Global Climate Action Agenda

Outside of the formal intergovernmental negotiations, countries, cities and regions, businesses and civil society members across the world are already taking action for the climate.

Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action

The Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action was launched in 2016 to

  • catalyse action on climate change by all players
  • further increase ambition before 2020 and
  • support the Paris Agreement.

It builds on the 2014 Lima-Paris Action Agenda which brought together large initiatives with the objective to galvanise the contribution of non-state actors.

The partnership has seven thematic focus areas:

  • Land use
  • Oceans and coastal zones
  • Water
  • Human settlements
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Industry

Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action

Paris Pledge for Action

EU-supported initiatives

The EU and its member countries play an active role in promoting and sponsoring specific initiatives.

Examples of initiatives supported by the European Commission:

High-level Champions

At COP21 in 2015, governments decided to appoint two high-level Climate Champions to ensure a durable connection between the UN climate convention and the many voluntary and collaborative actions.

The Climate Champions

  • help promote, support and track implementation of initiatives, for example by providing high-level visibility
  • act as an interface between action on the ground and the UNFCCC negotiation process, and between non-Party stakeholders and Parties.

The Champions are appointed by the current and upcoming COP Presidencies.

Tracking initiatives by non-state actors

The Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA) set up by the UNFCCC allows non-state actors to register their climate commitments. It thus helps track action that can support countries in achieving their objectives under the Paris Agreement.