Multi-level and multi-stakeholder governance for climate action: learning from good practices

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In 2016 the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the French Committee for Sustainable Development (Committee 21 France - C21F) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) decided to work together to create a new international coalition on climate dedicated to multilevel and multi-stakeholder governance.

We propose a methodological coalition which aims to facilitate dialogue and multi-stakeholder actions for faster, more efficient and inclusive implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Convinced that greater collaboration between stakeholders enables the acceleration and generalisation of action we propose a coalition which aims to achieve four main objectives:

  •  Identify the obstacles and conditions for success of an effective multi-stakeholder and multi-level governance cooperation in concrete projects to fight against climate change or to adapt to it. That is to say, provide recommendations from concrete cases.
  •  Develop a toolbox, a methodology for organisations that wish to engage with various actors in projects/partnerships to fight against climate change or to adapt to it.
  •  Demonstrate that the multi-level/multi-stakeholder collaboration enables acceleration of the implementation and the generalisation of concrete actions (scaling, replicating, extending).
  •  Support the creation of multi-level/multi-stakeholder platforms dedicated to climate and sustainable development in the world.

At the COP22, the coalition will share the outcomes of its work and continue advancing the progress on the above objectives.