Report on Good Climate Policy Practices within Transport and Buildings Sectors in the CEE Region
by Aleksander Sniegocki, WiseEuropea
What is the frontier of good policy practices in climate action in transport and buildings sectors in the CEE region? What can the CEE countries learn from each other in this area? The brochure prepared by WiseEuropa, Climate Strategies and Expert Forum in cooperation with national experts from the region presents the answer to these questions based on indicator and policy analysis covering six countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
From the report you will find about policies related to electromobility and low-emission vehicles (Jedlik Ányos Action Plan in Hungary, rollout of electric public transportation bus fleets in Poland, Romanian “Rabla” programme), sustainable transport modes (modernisation of the railway system in Slovakia and Czech approach to development of public transport), clean heating sources (Polish solar collectors support scheme, Czech “New green savings” and boiler subsidy programmes) and energy efficiency in buildings (retrofit support programmes in Slovakia and EIB loans in Romania).
The assessment of the past and current experiences shows that there are numerous opportunities for the CEE countries to learn from each other both in the transport and buildings sectors. Some of the promising areas cover systemic, overarching approaches (such as public transport support in the Czech Republic or Slovak retrofit programmes) which enable broader shifts of energy and emission indicators on a national scale. Others provide examples of efficient implementation solutions which allow to target the public funds where they are most needed or distribute them rapidly on the large scale (e.g. Czech and Polish clean heat support programmes). Finally, the CEE countries can learn from the experiences of the regional first movers, such as Hungarian or Polish electromobility support programmes.