The programmes of action provide the strategic framework for the medium- to long-term design of the climate partnerships. They describe both overarching objectives and specific measures for climate change mitigation and adaptation, for instance in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, solid waste management, adaption to climate change or education work. They should include activities in both municipalities, and also describe short-, medium- and long-term measures for implementation. The programmes of action are designed in a participatory process that involves various local actors including administrators, policymakers and civil society actors.
The implementation of the programmes of action remains the responsibility of the two partner municipalities involved. The Service Agency and LAG 21 NRW will advise the climate partnerships on implementing the programmes of action, and provide them with information on instruments and funding opportunities.
Many climate partnerships involved in the first and second phases of the project have already begun implementing their programmes of action, and in this connection are making use of the various forms of support offered by Engagement Global. For example, some climate partnerships are implementing projects as part of the Service Agency’s ‘Support programme for municipal climate change mitigation and adaptation projects’ or the programme ‘Partnership projects for sustainable local development’.