Local green deals vs local COPs: this could be a teaser for this publication… However, it would be too narrow in comparison to the overview we provide. The idea is nevertheless to have a closer look at processes that a city can put in place in order to acquire the necessary knowledge on its territory with regards to climate challenges.
We will also investigate how this knowledge can feed a strategic planning process both iterative (adapted to new circumstances and progresses made) and open (to the local actors to co-drive the transition). And that the implementation of the agreed strategy is based on a strong partnership with clear responsibility for each partner. With this publication, we wish to propose tools and examples for cities and territories to launch local processes that set ambitious climate targets with local stakeholders. We call them local PACTs: Local Participatory Agreements for the Climate Transition.