European Climate Pact launch event: Commission and Count Us In campaign launch partnership to mobilise EU citizens for climate change
This morning, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans participated in the launch event of the European Climate Pact. The event featured an introduction to the first EU Climate Pact Ambassadors, a discussion on upcoming Climate Pact pledges and contributions from special guests about the actions we can all take to combat climate change. Executive Vice-President Timmermans discussed climate action with the Pact’s ambassadors and replied to questions from the audience. The Climate Pact will build upon numerous existing initiatives, networks and movements to maximise its impact. Today it is joining forces with global climate campaign Count Us In to mobilise millions of people across the EU to take concrete steps to reduce their environmental footprints. This collaboration was launched today by Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, former Formula 1 Champion and sustainability entrepreneur Nico Rosberg and the former UN Climate Chief and co-founder of Global Optimism, Christiana Figueres. It will offer a way for European citizens to take practical and impactful action on climate change by taking one or more steps to reduce their own carbon footprint, from walking and cycling more or reducing food waste to insulating a home to save energy. As part of the partnership, a dedicated and multilingual version of the Count Us In platform will launch in summer 2021. For more information on the event and our new partnership, see here. You can watch back the launch event here and find photos here.