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PlanUp Final Conference [Jun. 2021]

What Fit for 55 means for National Energy and Climate Plans

After three years, our LIFE Project "PlanUp: A multi-stakeholder platform for inclusive and ambitious 2030 climate plans" has come to an end. To celebrate this journey, the final PlanUp conference presented key findings of the three-year deep dive into National Energy and Climate Plans, focusing on national binding emissions reduction targets under the Effort Sharing Regulation as well as RES, EE, and the governance of the Energy Union and climate action.

How can we reach the GHG emissions targets in the ESR sectors [Jun. 2021]

Decarbonization trajectories for Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and Spain

This document describes two scenarios for reaching different levels of GHG emissions reductions in Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Spain by 2030, using the Pathways Explorer simulation model.

The first pathway corresponds to the target defined in the country’s NECP, which is aligned to an overall GHG reduction of 40% in Europe compared to 1990 at the
European level (ETS and ESR sectors). In the meantime, Europe has increased its ambition and is aiming for at least an overall 55% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030. The ESR sectors GHG reduction target is -7% between 2005 and 2030 in the ESR regulation.

Fit for (Flop) 55: Lessons from the National Energy and Climate Plans to achieve a climate-neutral Europe [Jun. 2021]

Also available in ES, HU, POL, RO and IT

If Europe wants to be a frontrunner in the fight against climate change, substantial reductions in carbon emissions are required across sectors of the economy. Since the EU launched its Green Deal in December 2019, the Clean Energy Package (2018) which includes the Governance Regulation and the Effort Sharing Regulation, has quickly become out of date.

In this report, PlanUp gives recommendations on the upcoming revisions of Governance Regulation and the Effort Sharing Regulation, to ensure their coherence with the Fit for 55 package and more broadly, with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. 

"How green are the national recovery plans"? [Mar. 2021]

Webinar on a cross-check of 10 draft National Recovery and Resilience Plans and National Energy & Climate Plans

The main purpose of the event was discussing with NGO and LRA representatives the consistency between the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of 10 Members States and their draft National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) following the adoption of the
Next Generation EU Recovery Package and the inter-institutional agreement on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) in December 2021, in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic.


The event was particularly timely as by 30 April 2021 Member States are expected to submit their final NRRPs to the European Commission to unlock the biggest investment plan in Europe’s history. The EU will restart its economy under the greatest green stimulus ever seen, with 37% of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) allocated to the European Green Deal and 30% of the Multiannual Financial Framework dedicated to climate.

A Chance for a Greener Future: Recommendations for the post-Covid recovery plans [Jan. 2021]

Also available in ES, HU, PL, RO and IT

This briefing analyses the draft recovery plans (where available) or the governments’ guidelines on priority investments of 5 countries: Italy, Spain, Hungary,
Romania and Poland. It provides recommendations on how governments can improve their plans before submitting them to the European Commission.

Planning for 2030 – EU and Member States’ experiences with the first NECP cycle [Dec. 2020]

Also available in ES, HU, PL, RO and IT

This event gathered Ministry officials from the LIFE PlanUp project’s target countries Italy, Hungary, Spain and Romania, an EU Commission representative from the unit in charge of the NECP process in DG ENER, as well as LIFE PlanUp project partners to informally discuss the EU and Member States’ experiences with the first NECP cycle.

Is the key role of local authorities acknowledged? [Oct. 2020]

Energy Cities' report on the final NECPs

This report has verified to which extent the key role of local authorities was better reflected in the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), compared to the draft NECPs in 2019 (the previous analysis of Energy Cities can be found here). The report provides recommendations on how EU countries should improve the acknowledgement of local authorities’ key role in their NECPs, in particular when updating their plans in 2023/24 as foreseen by the EU mechanism governing these plans, the Energy Union and Climate Action Governance Regulation.

Progress Check: National energy and climate plans under review [Sep. 2020]

Click to see our recommendations

Report on national good practice scenarios for better NECPs [Jan. 2020]

Last chance: how to strengthen the final energy and climate plans [Dec. 2019]

Click to see our recommendations

Europe’s national energy and climate plans to 2030: are they fit for purpose? [ by Fern - Dec. 2019]

Romania, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia and Germany

Fern has conducted an analysis of the plans of five Member States – Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Romania and Germany – in order to evaluate their transparency and to find out how these countries see the role of forests in climate action (find out more here).

Report on Regional ‘learning from peers’ exchanges to identify good practice examples from neighbouring countries [Jan. 2020]

Achieving a low carbon pathway in Souther/Eastern European countries through ambitious Energy and Climate Plans

Good Practices in Energy and Climate Governance - Report [Jul. 2019]

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Strong climate and energy governance arrangements can mobilize actors and resources, foster public support and ownership, and ensure that responsibilities and benefits are shared equitably.

This report presents good practices in energy and climate governance in the form of case studies from seven EU Member States –the Netherlands, Estonia, Ireland, France, Germany, Sweden and Luxembourg – as well as from outside Europe, by focusing on Canada and the US State of California. The objective is to highlight how these good practices have managed to involve LRAs, CSOs, other stakeholders and the public in effective participation processes.

Full report here.

Fit to lead? An assessment of selected 5 draft national energy and climate plans:

Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France and Germany [Jul. 2019]

We have extended our analysis to the plans of a further five countries. Click to download them now.

Fit to succeed? An assessment of the national draft energy and climate plans [May 2019]

Find the analysis of our 5 target countries below:

Click to see the Spanish, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Hungarian assessments. 

Main findings in good practice governance [Jan. 2019]

Summary of main findings in good practices in energy and climate governance in EU Member States

Good practice in climate & energy governance [Nov. 2018]

A methodology for the selection and collection of good practice examples in EU Member States

This report explains the methodology for the selection and collection of high-quality good practices in climate and energy governance.

Report: Roundtables with Ministry Officials [May 2019]

on Effective Climate and Energy Governance

Report: Capacity building workshops [Jun. 2019]

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