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.
The Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action was launched in 2016 to
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:
Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action
The EU and its member countries play an active role in promoting and sponsoring specific initiatives.
Examples of initiatives supported by the European Commission:
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
The Champions are appointed by the current and upcoming COP Presidencies.
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.