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27. Januar 2022 - Getting to net zero in the Visegrád countries

Comparing the national long-term strategies in Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

On Thursday, 27th January at 10:00 CET, the Climate Recon 2050 Platform will host an online event with national climate policy experts, discussing the insights from a report on the national LTSs from the four Visegrád countries.

Experts at WiseEuropa have compared the long-term strategies in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia using a methodology developed inside Climate Recon 2050. The results will be presented as an impulse to discuss the different experiences and help identify ways to learn and improve – and move towards implementation.

Joining us to speak to their respective national context for the long-term strategies are (in alphabetical order of the four countries):

  • Michal Danhelka, Ministry for the Environment, Czech Republic (confirmed)
  • Stelios Grafakos, Global Green Growth Institute, Hungary (confirmed)
  • Marlena Tryka, Deputy Director at the Department of Innovation and Industrial Policy, Ministry of Development and Technology (confirmed)
  • Kateřina Chajdiaková, Climate Initiative, Slovakia (confirmed)

If you are interested in seeing the results and joining the conversation, kindly register for the event via this form: https://forms.ecologic.eu/cr2050-visegrad

Only registered participants will receive the access link.

Background:

At COP26 in Glasgow, the international community highlighted the importance of long-term climate strategies (LTSs) and requested that all Parties submit theirs by 2022 (and update them regularly). In the EU, all Member States are legally obliged to produce national long-term strategies. However, the strategies have differed significantly in terms of their drafting process, final results as well as timing.

Climate Recon 2050 has developed an evaluation matrix to allow for a comparison of these divergent strategies. The analysis of the Visegrád 4 countries is the first in a series of regional comparisons to be published by the end of 2022.

This event presents fresh analysis that compares contents and process of the national LTSs for the Visegrád 4 countries. It invites reactions from the countries concerned and asks for updates on the next steps. And it will consider the question how EU Member States, especially in a regional context, can learn from one another and create coordinated strategies towards 2050.

The event will be recorded and the video be made available on this page afterwards, alongside the presentation of the report’s findings.