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Bridging the Planning Gap: Transforming European NECPs to Deliver on Climate Targets

September 13, 2023 Category: Policy
Bridging the Planning Gap

The National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) revision process is a critical opportunity to transform Europe’s current climate and energy policy ambitions into policy action that enables an energy secure, net-zero Europe by 2050.

NECPs are a valuable tool to maximise the medium-term planning potential of the Governance Framework. The report below recommends Member States include areas of research, collaboration, deployment, and investment in their NECPs beyond what is included in the European Commission’s NECP update guidance document and in previous NECP submissions. It also includes recommendations for key components that policymakers can imbue into NECPs to ensure these plans are fit for purpose.