This document aims to describe how national NGOs and other stakeholders can best develop advocacy documents that translate the European Green Deal agenda to the local level and motivate local authorities to step up their climate action. Inherently, it links to the availability of EU funding instruments.

The introduction part of this document aims to provide an overarching narrative on the role of local authorities in implementing the European Green Deal. In its following chapters, engagement and advocacy talking points and guidelines are included to support national NGOs and other stakeholders in explaining how national briefings can be written in order to convince local actors to step up climate action.

As the national circumstances differ substantially, this document does not provide “one size fit all recommendations” but encourages NGOs and stakeholders to adapt these guidelines to their country contexts.

Please click here to download the document: Unify Engagement Guidelines