At R20 – Regions of Climate Action, we believe that cities and regions play a central role in the fight against climate change and its impact. In particular, we believe that local and regional actors are uniquely positioned to implement the transition to a low-carbon green economy, whereby natural resources are conserved, fossil fuel use is limited, public health is protected and enhanced, while societies promote equality.
Our efforts are designed to support sub-national governments around the world by developing and financing low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects, such as renewable energy, energy efficient lighting and waste optimisation. Although local authorities are at the center of our work, we recognize that fast-tracking the transition to inclusive, resilient and low-carbon societies requires greater mobilization and collaboration between a wide range of stakeholders.
Our approach aims to “connect the dots” and foster understanding and interconnection between policy-makers, clean technology providers and public-private investors throughout the whole project development value chain.