The European Climate Pact is a movement of people united around a common topic, each taking steps to build a more sustainable Europe for us all. Launched by the European Commission in 2020, the Climate Pact is part of the European Green Deal and helps the EU meet its goal to become the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050. European Climate Pact Ambassadors are people passionate about climate action and making change happen. Climate Pact Ambassadors inform, inspire and support climate action in their communities and networks.
One of the ambassadors is Fokke de Jong, from Wageningen Environmental Research, Netherlands, who has been active for JPI Climate communication and dissemination activities since 2011. Besides his work in Wageningen, he is active in his own neighborhood in Amersfoort, together with dozens of people in carrying out climate and sustainability actions. For more than 10 years they’ve been success in putting solar panels on hundreds of roofs from houses and two primary schools; arranging (electric) cars to share; saving energy by better insolating houses; connecting green areas, rainproofing gardens and they even built a new ecotown (delivered in 2021). Together they have initiated a circular economy project.
In the March 2022 edition of the Climate PACT’s newsletter, Fokke was interviewed about his work on saving energy actions. Read more about this here. If you want to know more about Climate PACT, and how to become an ambassador, please visit the website here. or find out who else from the JPI Climate community is an ambassador (tip search for ‘Sanderson’ :)).