What we do

Climate Action by EU Citizens Delivers for Development is a project funded by the EC running from mid 2020 to mid 2024. The project raises awareness, increases capacity, and supports EU citizens, particularly young people, to build public support for ambitious climate change and development policies which have gender equality at the core. A diverse consortium of 20 organisations under the umbrellas of Oxfam and the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe) are part of this initiative, and its activities will take place in 13 EU Member States. Partners bring together experience of climate change campaigning and communication in Europe, gender equality, European youth mobilisation, and climate change development programmes in the Global South.

Focus areas

The project has 3 key objectives:

  1. Awareness Raising: EU citizens are aware of the connections between climate change and development. To increase EU citizens’ awareness and understanding of the interconnectedness of climate change, gender equality and development issues.
  2. Training: Young EU citizens and CSOs have the capacity to take action on climate change and development. To use communication activities as one tool with which to empower EU citizens to become change makers in their local communities and influence decision makers.
  3. Mobilization: EU citizens take action in national and pan-European efforts to tackle climate change and development. To make EU citizens understand and subscribe to the importance of a Pan European approach, the reason why this programme is implemented with EU funding: the Pan European community can (and must) be a climate leader on the global stage

Project Aims

The project aims to be gender transformative, which means transforming unbalanced and discriminatory practices in relation to the project’s objectives and activities. Therefore the visual identity and communication and visibility activities must not reinforce existing gender-based inequalities and discrimination. This includes ensuring that gender equality is explicitly profiled in messaging and images and that they tell a strong story which includes women and girls.


Oxfam Novib, Climate Action Network Europe