Local authorities must play a leading role in driving a local, equitable transition. There is a great window of opportunity that local governments must seize. That is why the LIFE LOOP team, including cities and cooperatives, calls on local leaders to abide by the main pillars of this brand new Manifesto:
In the wake of the escalating effects of the climate crisis (e.g., floods, storms and fires), but also of increased economic and social inequalities, local authorities must and can defend the public interest by investing in the local economy and activating the local community. Such an approach will ensure local energy security and resilience, strengthen local economies by offering attractive new alternatives and jobs (especially for young people), and contribute to the collective protection of the local environment.