Understanding the Gaps and Addressing the Potentials of Energy Sufficiency in “Catching-up” European Economies


This paper by EUKI project CACTUS – Consolidating Ambitious Climate Targets with End-Use Sufficiency addresses reasons and ways to bridge the gap between energy efficiency and energy sufficiency in policy making. With a focus on two “catching-up” economies in Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary and Lithuania, it examines the role of energy sufficiency in strengthening climate mitigation actions. The goal is to pave the way for the development of sufficiency policies by raising the awareness of policymakers on the sufficiency concept and its mitigation role.