LIFE NECPlatform – National Energy and Climate Platforms to deliver on the EU 2030 targets
Duration of the project:
1. 10. 2022. – 31. 3. 2025.
Energy Cities/Energie-Cites Association
Fondatsiya Tsentar za Energiyna Efektivnost – Enefekt, Regionalna energetska agencija Sjeverozapadne Hrvatske (REGEA), Energie Cities Association, Cordinamento Agende 21 Locali Italiane, Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP), ZERO – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável, Asociaţia Oraşe Energie în România
The overall aim of the NECPlatform project is to support six EU Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy, Portugal and Romania) in setting-up and managing permanent multi-level Climate and Energy Dialogue (CED) Platforms, helping them comply with Article 11 of the Governance Regulation by fostering vertical and horizontal integration of energy and climate policies. Such platforms will have the form of a roundtable and will meet 6 times each during the implementation of the project. Each platform will bring together relevant stakeholders (Ministry in charge of NECP, national association of local and regional authorities, national and regional energy agencies, civil society organisations, business sector, academia, etc.) to ensure that energy and climate policies are co-created and consistent at all governance levels and amongst different sectors of society, with the outmost objective of becoming privileged fora to discuss and deliver draft (2023) and final updated NECPs (2024), and in the definition of a Monitoring and Verification system to report on them until 2030. Leveraging on existing experiences, which will be mapped in the initial phase of the project, and taking inspiration from knowledge partners and from good practices already in place in the 6 focus countries, the project will also improve the national policy framework of the 6 focus MS and deliver governance models which can be transferred to other EU MS. This will be achieved through different means including a transfer program, advocacy activities and a comprehensive communication campaign at EU and national levels. To ensure synergies and strengthen the delivery of governance models with other initiatives and policies and ultimately deliver on the objectives defined by the EU, NECPlatform will establish strong links with initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors and the Mission 100 climate-neutral and smart cities, considering their dependency on efficient multi-level governance processes.