Involving stakeholders and the public in national energy and climate planning – good practices from across Europe



The 27 June 2019 from 10:00 until 11:30

Organised by Energy Cities as part of the LIFE PlanUp project

Under the EU Energy Union Governance regulation, EU Member States are currently preparing their integrated 2030 national energy and climate plans (NECPs), in which they are outlining their contribution to achieve the collective European targets. The NECPs are considered to be a critical instrument in driving forward Europe’s energy and climate transition. EU countries are required to involve local and regional authorities and civil society organizations, as well as the public, in the development and the implementation of these plans.

The LIFE PlanUp project seeks to facilitate public and stakeholder involvement in the design and delivery of the NECPs, by improving the coordination and cooperation between local authorities, NGOs and national policymakers. 
This webinar aims to provide an outlook into different participatory methods on how to ensure public involvement and participation in national energy and climate planning. Good examples from across Europe will be presented by speakers from Estonia, Ireland and Luxembourg, which are drawn from the upcoming LIFE PlanUp project publication “Report on Good Practices in Energy and Climate Governance”. A representative from the Energy-Directorate of the European Commission will also provide an overview on the state of play of public participation in the draft NECPs.