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LETTER to the European Commission on the recent Assessment report of the draft updated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

LETTER to the European Commission on the recent Assessment report of the draft updated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

In light of the Commission’s recent Assessment report of the draft updated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and the Commission’s ongoing bilateral discussions with Member States, we (undersigned: the Together for 1.5 Consortium, 14 civil society organisations from across Europe) would like to express our concerns regarding the NECP revision process. In line with the ESABCC’s key recommendation, we urge the Commission to intensify its efforts and – if necessary – employ enforcement measures to decisively prompt Member States to address the shortcomings of the NECPs.

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NECP Tracker – Key Findings

NECP Tracker – Key Findings

The window to stay within the critical 1.5°C global warming threshold, to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis and fulfil the Paris Agreement commitment, is rapidly closing. Postponing decarbonisation is no longer a viable option; the years from now until 2030 are crucial. This was confirmed once more by the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (ESABCC), whose recent progress report calls on Member States to “urgently adopt and implement national measures to increase the pace of emissions reductions and reverse the declining EU carbon sink”. The report mentions that an ambitious revision of NECPs will be crucial in that regard.

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EVENT – The pathway to 1.5 °C: climate and energy planning in Central and Eastern Europe

EVENT – The pathway to 1.5 °C: climate and energy planning in Central and Eastern Europe

National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) will fundamentally shape the direction of development of EU countries and are an important opportunity to improve climate and energy action by 2030. A just green transition and climate neutrality cannot be achieved without thorough planning and meaningful public participation. In this regard, NECPs are a central strategic tool, as they identify key reforms at national level to achieve climate and energy targets and mobilise key investments...

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HIGH-LEVEL EVENT – Report on co-benefits of accelerated climate action: Narratives for CEE in the light of the EU Elections

HIGH-LEVEL EVENT – Report on co-benefits of accelerated climate action: Narratives for CEE in the light of the EU Elections

Climate change remains a critical global issue, with the past five years marked by a surge in efforts to establish robust climate policies across the EU. Undeterred by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, these efforts have intensified, driven by the recognition of climate action and a just energy transition’s vital role in securing energy supply and a sustainable future. This intensification of the green transition presents an opportunity to advocate for comprehensive climate policies that simultaneously address environmental concerns and foster socio-economic benefits...

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NECPs Awards Summary – Climate and energy measures implemented in Europe

NECPs Awards Summary – Climate and energy measures implemented in Europe

Change is underway, with renewables flourishingand demand for fossil gas declining, while coal has no future in sight.
National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are the right opportunity to push the fast-forward button and accelerate climate action and energy transition. Inspiring stories from all over Europe showcase how this can be done through national action...

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We have to substantially change the way we produce and consume energy, build and renovate buildings, move around, transport goods, handle our waste and produce food. The National Energy and Climate Plans touch upon policies and measures related to almost every aspect of life and economy. To curb greenhouse gas emissions in line with the 1.5°C limit is an enormous task ahead, that requires an unprecedented level of action – for which NECPs should pave the way.

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