C-Track 50

Putting regions on track for carbon neutrality by 2050 – C-track 50 will empower local and regional authorities to develop, finance and implement ambitious sustainable energy and climate resilient plans and actions.

C-Track 50

Putting regions on track for carbon neutrality by 2050

In the 2050 EU Energy Strategy, the EU has set a long-term goal for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% when compared to 1990 levels, in line with the efforts of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° above pre-industrial levels. C-track  50 takes up this ambitious reduction target of CO2 emissions for 2050 as a starting point of the project – also called carbon neutrality.

In order to achieve carbon neutrality, C-track 50 chose to focus on the local and regional level. Indeed, sub-national public authorities often lack the technical know-how and resources to develop long-term climate and energy actions. This is why C-track 50 aims to mobilise and guide public authorities in defining long-term energy policy priorities and to support them in developing, financing and implementing ambitious integrated sustainable energy and climate policy action plans.

Multi-level cooperation

Another dimension of C-track 50 is its focus on multi-level cooperation. By organising roundtables and bilateral exchanges between local, regional and national representatives, national energy and climate priorities and efforts will be linked up with regional and local policies and actions, which will ultimately facilitate the delivery of integrated plans. Closer collaboration at the EU level will also be thought, through the organisation of an EU conference at the end of the project.

Capacity-building & Access to funding

Capacity-building activities will focus on knowledge gaps and needs at a regional and local level, so that local and regional authorities are empowered to develop integrated energy and climate policy plans, but also to secure funding for the implementation of selected actions. C-track 50 will support at least 116 sustainable energy and climate policy action plans and develop at least 105 funding proposals for implementing sustainable energy and climate actions/projects.


FEDARENE’s role in C-track 50 consists in coordinating communication activities in order to publicize the project’s actions and achievements, promote the concept of carbon neutrality by 2050 and encourage integrated energy and climate planning for meeting long-term targets. FEDARENE is also in charge of organising two webinars and one EU conference.

In the news

C-Track 50 amongst finalists of the EUSEW Awards

Our project which ended last year and supported more than 100 local authorities develop, implement and finance their climate and energy plans is a finalist of the prestigious EUSEW Awards, in the Local Energy Action category.

C-Track 50: putting regions on track for carbon neutrality by 2050

Discover in video the project C-track 50, which has supported 107 municipalities develop energy and climate plans.

Discussion with Grigoris Konstantellos, Mayor of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni

Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni (VVV) was one of the Greek municipalities selected by the C-Track 50 project to receive technical support for the development, implementation and financing of their long term climate and energy plan. In this interview, the Mayor shares their experience and the ambitious plan developed by the municipality and C-Track 50 experts.

107 municipalities and 11 EU regions on their way to carbon neutrality thanks to C-Track 50

With C-Track 50 being in its third year of existence, it is time to highlight the work done in the 11 partner countries on climate & energy planning – the main pillar of the H2020 project.

More than 200 local & regional stakeholders are getting ready for 2050

The GET READY FOR 2050 event series was concluded this 1st June morning after hosting its third and final session. Let's go back to an intense and interesting programme.

GET READY FOR 2050: the upcoming event series you don’t want to miss

Organised between 20 May and 1st June, the online series aims to support municipalities and regions in developing, implementing and financing Climate and Energy Plans.

Best Practices

Sustainable Energy and Climate Plans in Spain: FAEN’s progress inside C-Track 50

Sustainable Energy and Climate Plans in Spain: FAEN’s progress inside C-Track 50

Thanks to its involvement in the C-Track 50 project, FAEN is supporting 10 municipalities of the Asturias region in developing, implementing and financing climate and energy plans.
How to identify priorities for action in my territory? Defining a low-carbon strategy for 2050

How to identify priorities for action in my territory? Defining a low-carbon strategy for 2050

Report of the work with the 10 pilot local authorities from France involved in C-Track 50 project