Webinar: The NECPs and post-covid recovery plans: what are the main takeaways in the buildings and transport sectors?

Learning about the buildings and transport sectors’ best practices and role in the green transition.

Watch the webinar recording from Day 1 here and from Day 2 here.

See the presentations from both days here.

On 17 September, the European Commission presented the final assessment of the national energy and climate plans (NECPs) together with the proposal to increase the EU’s 2030 climate target to at least 55%. In May, a massive EU Recovery Package was launched, while Member States agreed in July to set at least 30% of the EU budget for 2021-2027 to climate.

The NECPs will be a key instrument both to deliver on climate ambition and ensure money is spent to facilitate the needed changes in the economy. But are they already fit for purpose? This two-day PlanUp webinar series will look at what this means for the buildings and transport sectors.

The first day’s session will present best practices as outlined in the national energy and climate plans (NECPs) of five EU countries - Italy, Spain, Romania, Hungary and Poland. We will analyse barriers for their implementation and propose ways to overcome them. We will also hear an update on the state of play and evaluation of the final plans from the European Commission.

The second day will be dedicated to the post-covid recovery plans and what they should include for the buildings and transport sectors to accelerate the green transition. We will have a Q&A on the EU Recovery Plan and hear two case study examples from Italy and Spain.


Wednesday 14 October, 14:00-15:30
Best practices and barriers for implementation

14:00 Welcome, agenda and introduction to the PlanUp project

  • Cristina Mestre, Biofuels Manager, T&E
  • Barbara Mariani, Senior Policy Officer for Climate, EEB

14:20 NECP process: state of play

  • Leonardo Zannier, Energy Policy Coordination, DG Energy, European Commission

14:35 NECP evaluation: are the final plans fit for purpose? A five-country analysis by PlanUp

  • Agnese Ruggiero, Policy Officer, Carbon Market Watch

14:45 Best practices in buildings and transport in the 5 key countries

  • Barbara Mariani, Senior Policy Officer for Climate, EEB
  • Cristina Mestre, Biofuels Manager, T&E

15:05 Barriers for implementation of best practices

  • Buildings: Arianna Vitali Roscini, Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
  • Transport: Andras Lukacs, Clean Air Action Group, Hungary

15:15 Discussion

Thursday 15 October, 14:00-15:30
Post-covid recovery plans: what should they include for transport and buildings to accelerate the green transition?

14:00 Welcome and presentation of the agenda

  • Cristina Mestre, Manager Biofuels, T&E
  • Barbara Mariani, Senior Policy Officer for Climate, EEB

14:10 Presentation of the EU Recovery Plan + Q&A

  • Markus Trilling, Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator, CAN EU

14:35 Case studies

  • Buildings in Italy: Edoardo Zanchini, Vice-President of Legambiente
  • Transport in Spain: Monica Vidal, Ecodes

15:00 What measures should be promoted by the Renovation Wave and other potential recovery packages?

  • Buildings: Davide Sabbadin, Policy Officer for Climate and Circular Economy, EEB
  • Transport: Geert de Cock, Electricity and Energy Manager, T&E

15:20 Discussion