Webinar on public involvement in national energy and climate plans
Under the EU Energy Union Governance regulation, EU Member States are
currently preparing their integrated 2030 national energy and climate plans (NECPs), in which they are outlining their contribution to achieving the
collective European targets. The NECPs are considered to be a critical
instrument in driving forward Europe’s energy and climate transition. EU countries are required to involve stakeholders such as local and
regional authorities and civil society organizations, as well as the
public, in the development and the implementation of these plans.
The LIFE PlanUp project seeks to facilitate public and stakeholder
involvement in the design and delivery of the NECPs, by improving the
coordination and cooperation between these stakeholders and national
policymakers. This webinar aims to provide an outlook into different
participatory methods on how to ensure public involvement and
participation in national energy and climate planning.
Good examples from across Europe will be presented by speakers from
Estonia, Ireland and Luxembourg, which are drawn from the upcoming
LIFE PlanUp project publication “Report on Good Practices in Energy and
Climate Governance”. A representative from the Energy-Directorate of the
European Commission will also provide an overview on the state of play of
public participation in the draft NECPs.