Cities and urban areas have been identified as the main opportunity in reaching climate neutrality, as they consume 78% of the world’s energy and produce more than 60% of GHG. This need and vision are shared across EU cities and regions, but the climate neutrality transition process is complex, and many barriers have been identified. Local and regional authorities have shown commitment to achieve climate neutrality, but there is a lack of appropriate horizontal and vertical Clean Energy Transition governance, of integrated solutions, and of capacity (knowledge and resources) to develop and implement CET plans and strategies that slow down the development of these process.
The general objective of PLAN4CET is to support European regions and cities to design, develop, and implement CET plans according to their needs and possibilities. To do so, the different project outputs (methodologies, tools, capability building, and technical assistance) will be generated to support EU regions and cities in their CET planning, implementation, and monitoring activities.
PLAN4CET will directly support 3 EU regions in improving their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans: Navarra (ES), Skäne (SW) and Emilia Romagna (IT). These regions represent different type of EU regions and will serve as samples to many others in which the learnings and best practices can be transferred.
The PLAN4CET project is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union.
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