The EESC issues between 160 and 190 opinions and information reports a year.
It also organises several annual initiatives and events with a focus on civil society and citizens’ participation such as the Civil Society Prize, the Civil Society Days, the Your Europe, Your Say youth plenary and the ECI Day.
The EESC brings together representatives from all areas of organised civil society, who give their independent advice on EU policies and legislation. The EESC's326 Members are organised into three groups: Employers, Workers and Various Interests.
The EESC has six sections, specialising in concrete topics of relevance to the citizens of the European Union, ranging from social to economic affairs, energy, environment, external relations or the internal market.
and to receive their input for the recommendations of the opinion.
The Croatian Council Presidency asked the EESC for this exploratory opinion to investigate the best possibilities to secure public and private financing for a successful transition to a low-carbon economy, with particular focus on climate change adaptation. The opinion will explore the possible development of innovative financing instruments to support this transition.