As a general note, the upcoming revision on the NECP should be done simultaneously with an update of the national Long Term Strategy (nLTS), the Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2050, to ensure a coherent ambition of targets, policies and measures. When it comes to policies and measures that should be considered in the upcoming NECP revision, two sectoral areas are of particular concern in Portugal: transport and buildings.
Portugal – climate action progress in figures
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The draft updated version doesn’t add much to the 2019 NECP. The economy-wide GHG emission reduction target was updated to the upper limit of the range in the previous version. The primary energy consumption target remains the same, and the target for renewables in the energy mix slightly increases. Sectoral GHG reduction targets remain the same. The main difference is the large increase of renewables’ share in energy generation
(mainly aimed at producing green hydrogen to export). There’s still much room for improvement, both on targets and measures, especially in sectors that are off-track, such as energy consumption, agriculture and transport.
If we were to tell you in one minute everything about EU National and Energy Climate Plans (NECPs), this is how we’d do it. Watch the video and see by yourself the links between National Energy and Climate Plans and our day-to-day European lives.