The Celsius Initiative has joined the EU campaign and signed the manifesto, launched on May 30 2022 by Energy Cities, to provide cities with the staffing means for their climate ambitions. We encourage Celsius cities to join the campaign and sign the manifesto!
To achieve their climate neutrality goals, the EU and its Member States need strong local public services, especially in the energy field. To keep the planet “liveable”, the latest IPCC report states that the curve of greenhouse gas emissions must be reversed within 3 years. The conclusion is simple: we must act now and give regional and local governments the ability to think, learn, develop, and implement their energy transition plans. European and national governments operate through them when implementing climate transition plans. It is therefore urgent to give municipalities the means, especially human resources, to start the process of decarbonising their territories at the right scale.