Recognising that policy solutions must be tailored to the unique circumstances of each country and locality, Earth4All has embarked on national engagement strategies to champion and establish locally relevant policies aligned with our core messages. This approach allows us to transform our ideas into tangible actions.
Our strategy involves collaborating closely with local partners who are responsible for the implementation on the ground. Stakeholders include research institutions, decision-makers, civil society organisations, and well-established think tanks that hold significant influence within their respective communities. Our approach places a strong emphasis on amplifying underrepresented voices, ensuring they are not only heard but also actively included in local implementations. Together, we focus on a set of specific goals designed to expedite progress across all five turnarounds.
Analysis to determine the applicability of Earth4All principles within the unique context of each country, identifying opportunities and formulating policy recommendations related to the five extraordinary turnarounds.
Foster citizen participation in identifying local needs and priorities, forging alliances, and cultivating public engagement. This includes conducting surveys, organising citizen assemblies, and hosting workshops to ensure grassroots involvement.
Collaborate closely with decision-makers to champion our proposed policy solutions and actively contribute to their implementation.
Launch public campaigns through a blend of digital and offline strategies, encompassing media outreach and social media initiatives.
Led by the Austrian Chapter of the Club of Rome, the country-level engagement in Austria started in 2023. Activities have been planned across the four key pillars of engagement. Research efforts are in progress, and five events will take place, each dedicated to one of the turnarounds in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action. Discussions regarding the implementation of Earth4All are ongoing with key stakeholders in Austria, including UniNEtZ, the Network of Austrian universities committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Climate Change Center Austria (CCCA). To enhance the impact of their work, they also have forged partnerships with the Futurelab team of the Ars Electronica Center, the Klima Biennale Vienna, and other local event collaborators.
The national engagement work for Kenya was launched at the Africa Climate Week on 6 September 2023 and is led by the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP). PEP is a globally recognised Southern-led organisation dedicated to supporting development in the Global South by providing high-quality, locally-generated evidence that informs better decisions in policy and practice. The Earth4All Kenya research and policy review is in progress. PEP is actively collaborating with a diverse spectrum of stakeholders, including the government, civil society groups, academia, researchers, youth, marginalised communities, and scientific experts. Among these stakeholders are the National Treasury and Economic Planning, the SDGs Coordination Directorate, Kenya Institute of Public Policy, Research and Analysis, the University of Nairobi, the African Society for Ecological Economics and climate youth activists. The Earth4All country-level engagement is committed to assisting the Government of Kenya in contextualising the five turnarounds and accelerating progress towards achieving the SDGs, the Bottom up Economic Transformation Agenda and Africa Agenda 2063.