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European Climate Pact

Issue 11 – May 2022

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My world. My action. Our planet.

Have you pledged to take climate action yet? If not, now is the time to join our growing community! The European Climate Pact is built on pledges made by thousands of people like you. From small commitments such as cycling more, to larger ones like installing solar panels, by pledging to join the Pact, you’ll feel the impact of your climate action – no matter what you do.

In this month’s issue we’ll:

  • showcase a consumer footprint calculator that can help you decide which pledge is right for you
  • find out what some Europeans think we should do to fix the climate crisis
  • check out the latest companies to join the European Climate Pact
  • invite you to a debate on cutting household fossil fuel use
How green is your lifestyle – and how can you make it even greener?

Education about climate action is the first step on your journey towards reducing your carbon footprint – and reading this newsletter counts. Your next step could be to explore the EU’s consumer footprint calculator, which will help you identify your highest CO2 emissions and decide what your most effective Climate Pact pledge could be to start living a greener lifestyle.

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What do citizens think about fixing the climate crisis?

How can we beat the climate crisis through changes to the way we travel, eat and use energy? This question was at the heart of hundreds of Peer Parliament debates recently held across Europe. Small groups of people came together at home, in schools and in the workplace to discuss the transition to sustainable transport, energy, and food and consumption.

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Meet our Ambassadors
Daniele Guadagnolo, Italy

Daniele is a young economist who is passionate about green marketing and sustainability. He thinks of climate change as the “greatest challenge of our generation.”

“One voice is like a drop in the ocean, but two voices together can make a wave. That is why being a European Climate Pact Ambassador is so important. Only by standing together will we be able to make a real change and inspire as many people as possible.”

Anna Häger, Finland

Anna is a Regional Manager for an energy company based on Finland’s Åland Islands, and is passionate about developing offshore wind energy. She is a strong advocate for citizen engagement and helping people to make more sustainable energy choices.

“Today is a great day to make something better than it was yesterday and we all have our roles to play. There are not just a few frontrunners – all of us are enablers of a better tomorrow.”

Organisation and group pledging
Hugo Boss joins Climate Pact

The fashion industry is starting to wake up to its impact on the planet, which is why designer clothing brand Hugo Boss has joined the Climate Pact. The company has pledged to reduce its emissions with the goal of becoming carbon neutral across its entire supply chain by 2045. It also publicly discloses climate and environment data to customers and investors.

Tech multinational SAP SE pledges to be fully renewable by 2050

Technology company SAP SE, with over 100,000 employees, is now part of the European Climate Pact. The company, which develops software to manage business operations and customer relations, has pledged to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% by 2025 (compared to 2016) and run on 100% renewable electricity no later than 2050.

Take part
How can households help tackle the energy and climate crisis?

How can households reduce fossil-fuel use, avoid higher energy bills and help the climate at the same time? Find out on 7 June, when European Climate Pact Ambassadors will be responding to video questions from EU citizens on how to replace gas boilers with heat pumps, ways to boost energy efficiency in buildings and encourage people to turn their thermostats down. Save the date and keep an eye on European Climate Pact partner Debating Europe for updates.

Call open for the EU’s LIFE project funding

The 2022 call for LIFE proposals is open! The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for environmental and climate action. If your project is looking for support, find out more about applying now.

Peer Parliaments round-up

What are people’s climate action concerns and proposed solutions? Read our Peer Parliaments report to discover what people across Europe think about tricky problems like transitioning to sustainable transport; open your eyes to new innovative ideas; and learn how you can host your own Peer Parliament.

Plant trees as you surf online

Did you know you can plant trees simply by searching for something – anything – on the internet? Switch your browser to Ecosia, a company that uses ad-generated revenue to plant trees. Over 150 million trees have already been planted all around the world.

Empowering young people to tackle the climate crisis

What’s the most effective way to get young people involved in climate action in cities? This new playbook features insights from young people and looks at how to spur inclusive action.

In the press – A selection of stories from the Pact community making headlines across Europe
Key Climate Pact stakeholder talks about how we all can start working sustainably (in Lithuanian)

Delfi, Lithuania

Belgian weather forecaster and Climate Pact Ambassador Frank Deboosere talks about Storm Eunice and climate change (in Dutch)

Plus Magazine, Belgium

In the LOWcast podcast, Climate Pact Country Coordinator for the Netherlands and Ambassador Fons Janssen talks about his role and how to connect businesses to the European Green Deal (in English)

LOWcast podcast, Netherlands

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