The Final National Energy and Climate Plans

EU countries still largely fail to acknowledge local authorities' key role


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This report has verified to which extent the key role of local authorities was better reflected in the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), compared to the draft NECPs in 2019 (the previous analysis of Energy Cities can be found here). We also provide recommendations on how EU countries should improve the acknowledgment of local authorities’ key role in their NECPs, in particular when updating their plans in 2023/24 as foreseen by the EU mechanism governing these plans, the Energy Union and Climate Action Governance Regulation.

Download our report on the final NECPs