Ecopreneurs for the Climate (ECO4CLIM) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to boost the creation and scale up the impact of cooperative, sustainable, and sound businesses that tackle climate change. To achieve it, the following concrete objectives guide our path:
- To promote, connect, and empower ecopreneurs that solve challenges posed by climate change, and create value for their communities, through economically-sound business solutions.
- To strengthen local green economy ecosystems, encompassing all key stakeholders, in order to provide ecopreneurs with all necessary resources and enablers to scale up their impact.
- To boost green business networks as effective ways to connect and bring the voice of ecopreneurs to decision makers, seeking to catalyze adequate legislation at regional, national and international level.
- To implement the Paris Agreement, by applying the formula it advocates for (innovation plus cooperation) to an SME-centered green and equitable economy, identifying challenges and leveraging opportunities.
To this end, one of our main activities is the Global Week of Green Business and the Climate Movement (#ECO4CLIM16 in 2016, on October 24-30); a week of events taking place in cities and communities all across the world, and comprising climate innovation labs and the Climate Champion Awards.