Launch of LIFE project ‘PlanUp’ points new spotlight on EU National Energy & Climate Plans
31 Jan 2019: As a consortium of 12 civil society, local authority and research partners across Europe, we proudly announce the official launch of the EU LIFE project "PlanUp - for strong and inclusive energy and climate plans". Through a multi-stakeholder engagement platform, the project’s scope examines and promotes effective local, regional and national decarbonisation policies across the agriculture, buildings and transport sectors in Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania and Hungary.
Full Press Release (EN).
Planning for the future
National Energy & Climate Plans (NECP) are the new
Speaking on behalf of PlanUp, Agnese Ruggiero said: “The development of meaningful and ambitious NECPs is of paramount importance to fulfil Europe’s 2050 climate and energy commitment. In name, this project impresses upon all EU member states to scale up their energy and climate plans through increased public participation”.
Under the NECP framework, the new PlanUp platform will allow for citizens in each country to share their experiences as well as reactions -through voting and open forums, on a variety of energy and climate questions. PlanUp.eu will also host an easy-to-access resources library that contains information on policy progress in the Member State along with low-carbon initiatives that deserve the spotlight.
Working alongside national, regional and local partners, PlanUp closely tracks the current status of each energy and climate plan in the target countries. Data gathered and analysed by project partners will be made available on an open-source online platform, and further discussed with local and regional authorities, civil society organisations, academia and national policymakers at political roundtable and workshop events.
“Putting Europe on the right climate and energy pathway is a massive policy
To ensure that Member States’ NECPs are strong and inclusive tools to support the decarbonisation of Europe, PlanUp promotes good practices across the agriculture, transport and building sectors, by highlighting notable cases for discussion.
Through national dialogues, PlanUp also aims to examine and champion new low-carbon policy
Deploying adequate mid- and long-term climate and energy measures -required to make the emission cuts needed for 1.5oC scenarios- is essential across all sectors Time is