Seeking to exchange good practices and collaborate on local climate action, representatives of Bottrop and Agios Dimitrios held their first meeting in Agios Dimitrios, Greece from 22 to 23 November 2018. Participants of the meeting learned about the main climate challenges, goals, and initiatives of the partner city, identified areas of common interest and adopted a preliminary work programme to be implemented in the next two years. The climate partnership is facilitated by the project Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON), financed by the German Environment Ministry (BMU) as part of its European Climate Initiative (EUKI).
Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON) is a project promoting climate action and facilitating an exchange between national governments as well as municipalities and schools in Europe. The aim of the project is to strengthen bi- and multilateral cooperation and create common ambition to realise the Paris Agreement.