The role of the National Energy and Climate Plans in the post-COVID recovery

Webinar organized by LIFE PlanUp in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors 

29 June 2020, 10-11:30 am CET

(Zoom details to be added soon)

The National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are a key pillar to deliver on the EU’s 2030 climate targets and drive forward the implementation of the EU Green Deal. Nearly all Member States have already submitted their final NECPs to the EU Commission, in which they have outlined their energy transition pathways and how they intend to achieve them. 

Yet, these plans and their underlying assumptions now seem to be outdated, as the COVID pandemic has severely hit the economies of the EU and its Member States. Recovery and resilience have now risen to the top of the policy agenda. In view of this new economic reality, what should be the contribution of the NECPs? How can they respond to the different energy and infrastructure needs brought by the post-COVID era? How should they link to EU and Member States’ stimulus plans? And how should multi-level cooperation be fostered in the NECPs, with cities and regions being at the frontline of the COVID response?  

Gathering experts from the EU Commission, industry, civil society and local and regional authorities, this webinar aims to provide a comprehensive outlook on the role of NECPs in the post-COVID recovery.