PlanUp - Improving civil society involvement in Romania’s National Energy and Climate Plan and its long-term decarbonisation

Engaging national, regional and local partners, the PlanUp project focuses on five EU Member States: Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania and Hungary. PlanUp closely tracks the development of each country’s national energy and climate plan, to ensure their NECPs are strong and inclusive tools to support the decarbonisation of Europe.

Funded by: European Union’s LIFE programme

Project Duration: 2018 - 2022 (4 years)

Budget: 14.000 Euro

Background

The impacts of climate change are already being adversely felt across the globe. Tackling this challenge within Europe and beyond will require substantial reductions in carbon emissions across all sectors of the economy, alongside a rapid transition to a zero-carbon energy mix. In the coming months, European Union (EU) Member States will each need to finalise National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). These national plans will show how each Member State aims to deliver on their 2030 climate and energy commitments. Due to an identified shortfall in capacity and knowledge sharing on low-carbon pathways among Member States, PlanUp cross-pollinates available NECP progress data with solution driven discussions across a multi-stakeholder engagement platform.

Project Objectives

Engaging national, regional and local partners, the PlanUp project focuses on five EU Member States: Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania and Hungary. PlanUp closely tracks the development of each country’s national energy and climate plan, to ensure their NECPs are strong and inclusive tools to support the decarbonisation of Europe. PlanUp promotes good practices across three sectors (Transport/Agriculture/Buildings) and fosters dialogue on low-carbon policy making between local/regional authorities, civil society organisations, academia and national policymakers.

Main objectives of the project are:

  • Build capacity of Local Authorities and Civil Society Organisations to engage in the development and implementation of NECPs.
  • Stimulate coordination between local, regional and national authorities on climate mitigation actions.
  • Ensure dissemination of good practices and promote well designed, climate friendly sectoral policies.
  • Improve the understanding of economic and social benefits of climate mitigation actions through the increased uptake of quantitative modelling tools.

What can you expect from PlanUp?

Publications 

PlanUp will be one of the first projects in Europe to provide a full in-depth analysis of National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). The project’s focus on five target countries will draw on expertise and experience from across Europe, and provides an array of published material including:

  • draft NECPs analysis reports,
  • good practice case studies and reports
  • current policy monitoring
  • NECP toolkit
  • media monitoring on NECPs
  • EU Calculator training
  • articles and joint press statements
  • Debating Climate questions
  • social media content

 

Newsletter

The PlanUp project will release a quarterly newsletter to share updates, news, developments on National Energy and Climate Plans and highlights from all stakeholder meetings. To subscribe to the newsletter click here.

 

Social Media 

PlanUp social media aims to build a community where various stakeholders, from citizens to national policymakers, can share their experiences on climate & energy issues. These channels also promote the Debating Climate tool hosted on the PlanUp website. This multi-layer engagement allows visitors to vote and comment on relevant questions and statements. PlanUp social media creates a space to engage with the NECP process, share the latest news and updates on good practices for decarbonizing Europe, and debates on national climate & energy policies.

You can follow PlanUp on our social media channels:

Twitter               Instagram                 Facebook

 

Project Updates

Workshop on EU and National Climate Policy

Fundatia ADEPT and the Life PlanUp project team is pleased to organise, on the 13th February, the workshop: “EU and National Climate Policy: Preparing Romania’s Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan and its long-term decarbonisation”.

This one-day workshop will discuss different aspects of the EU Climate objectives and targets, how Romania can contribute to these targets, the role of the key sectors transport, agriculture, and buildings/cities, and how to ensure good governance of the national climate and energy plans that Romania has to design and present by the end of 2019.

The event will gather experts in different areas of work, such as decarbonisation of transport, governance, sustainable agriculture, low-carbon cities, etc.

The event is open to civil society groups, NGOs, policy-makers and to representatives from municipalities and regions.

For any questions, please contact Laura Chirila-Pașca on 0744 650582, laura@fundatia-adept.org.

Agenda of the Workshop on EU and National Climate Policy

Project Updates

PlanUp Leaflet

PlanUp Press Kit

Managing Body & Contact

Razvan Popa

Technical Director

Tel: 004 (0) 752 264 592
razvan@fundatia-adept.org

Project Consortium

Coordinator

Partners

National affiliates

Biodiversity conservation and community development in Transylvania
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