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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Energy Package (2018) which includes the Governance Regulation and the Effort Sharing Regulation, has quickly become out of date.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 recommendations for Spain, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Italy
Lessons learned from good practices around Europe need to be considered in the finalisation of the NECPs. All interested stakeholders play an essential role in identifying and raising awareness on various good practices that show the pathways towards climate-neutrality and form the foundation of strong and effective implementation.
Navigating the link between good practices and national energy and climate scenarios is easier if a number of guidelines are considered. This document compiles basic ground rules on how to make sure the scenarios of the NECPs reflect good practices on agriculture, transport
Regional ‘learning from peers’ exchanges to identify good practice examples from neighbouring countries [Jan. 2020]Achieving a low carbon pathway in Southern/Eastern European countries through ambitious Energy and Climate Plans
Two regional workshops under the name Achieving a low carbon pathway in Southern/Eastern European countries through ambitious Energy and Climate Plans were held in Madrid (for Southern European countries) and in Warsaw (for Eastern European countries). The events gathered local and regional authorities, civil society organisations, policy makers and researchers to discuss ongoing process on the National Energy and Climate Plans, focusing on the transport, buildings and agriculture sectors.
Last chance: How to strengthen the final energy and climate plans [Dec. 2019]Click to see our recommendations for Spain, Romania, Hungary, Italy and Poland
Europe’s National Energy and Climate Plans to 2030: Are they fit for purpose? [Dec. 2019]Analysis of Romania, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia and Germany
This report by Fern analyses the National Energy and Climate Plans of five EU 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.
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.
Fit to lead? An assessment of selected 5 draft National Energy and Climate Plans [Jul. 2019]Assessment of Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France and Germany
In May 2019, the Life PlanUP project analysed the draft national energy and climate plans (NECPs) of Romania, Poland, Hungary, Italy and Spain. Following the publication of the European Commission’s recommendations on the draft energy and climate plans, Life PlanUP is now extending its analysis to a new set of countries: Finland, France, Germany, Portugal and Sweden.
Fit to succeed? An assessment of the national draft energy and climate plans [May 2019]Assessment of Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania and Hungary
Main findings in good practice governance [Jan. 2019]Summary of main findings in good practices in energy and climate governance in EU Member States
The EU Energy Union Governance Regulation provides a new governance framework for the EU’s 2030 energy and climate objectives. Under the Governance Regulation, EU Member States have to submit their integrated 2030 national energy and climate plans (NECPs) by the end of 2019, in which they will outline their contribution to achieve the collective European targets.
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.
Following the publication of the draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of the LIFE PlanUp focus countries Romania, Spain, Italy, Poland and Hungary, political
roundtables were organised in each country with key Ministry officials in charge of the NECPs. In the case of Spain, the plan was even published on the same day as
the roundtable, which provided participants with the opportunity to receive firsthand information from the Ministry Officials present on the NECP’s main content and
how it was drafted.
Capacity building workshops [Jun. 2019]Capacity building for CSOs and LRAs to engage in the NECP development and implementation
Capacity building workshops were organised in the 5 target countries to which CSOs and LRAs were invited. The expected results were to increase the national capacity on engaging in the NECP process, build knowledge on the relevant EU legislation interinkages with national policies, and the use of quantitative modelling tools in the assessment of NECPs. The workshops had plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions for each of the targeted sectors.