As Member States are expected to deliver their long-term renovation strategy by March next year, public consultation is now high on the agenda. National strategies can only be successful with the involvement of regional and local authorities, since they will be required to design and implement detailed action plans to deliver National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). National renovation strategies should develop over time, taking account of new strategies at local and regional level, and therefore be reviewed and updated every three years.
The EUKI Secretariat organised a get-together for an EUKI Briefing on “The State of Renewable Energies in the EU – Insights from Poland and Greece”. Marcin Ścigan and Effie Korma have been our guests and gave us interesting insights into the topic.
This guidance and complementary template aims to support policy makers at regional and municipal level who are confronted with implementing ambitious climate plans, while increasing efforts to boost renovation activities. Both are now available in English, Bulgarian and Romanian.
Three Estonian NGOs submitted a citizen initiative in support of climate neutral Estonia by 2035 to Prime Minister Mr Jüri Ratas. They call the Minister and the government to take more ambitious action to fight climate change.
The transition to a low-carbon economy in Europe is happening. A study and a documentary movie present the situation in Southwest Bulgaria.
Władze miasta Sztum, radni i urzędnicy są nie tylko zainteresowani tym, jakie działania miasto może podjąć w obliczu niekwestionowanych zmian klimatu, ale już realizują wielokierunkowe działania zmierzające do łagodzenia tych zmian i adaptacji do ich skutków.
The NGOs Bankwatch Romania and Greenpeace launched a new report, “Just transition in Hunedoara – Economic diversification in a fair and sustainable manner”, outlining scenarios for the post-coal development of Romania’s best known coal region, the Jiu Valley.
Young Energy Europe brought Cretan Energy Scouts together to present their energy efficiency projects and to practically demonstrate how to make businesses climate-friendly. The best projects were chosen by an expert jury.
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.
The BEACON team with be co-hosting a session entitled Bridging Adaptation and Mitigation: Hands-On Climate Action Across European Municipalities during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels.
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