Making the European Green Deal strong and real: Harnessing the power of community-led initiatives and local governments
ECOLISE’s main policy event took place on November 7th at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels and online, with around 500 participants. Co-organized by ICLEI Europe -Local Governments for Sustainability- and the EESC, the event was an informal follow-up to the Beyond Growth Conference (European Parliament, Brussels, May 2023) from a grassroots and local government perspective.
ECOLISE -the European network of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability- called on EU policy makers to support a swift localisation of a strong and ambitious European Green Deal, harnessing the power of grassroots initiatives. ECOLISE also urged policy makers to make sure that citizens have the choice to live sustainably, which is a human right. These are two of seven key policy demands in ECOLISE’s Time For Collective Action Manifesto, launched at the event.