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19 August 2019

In 2018, the EU has decided upon an climate and energy framework up to 2030. The aim is to have a clean, affordable and reliable energy system in Europe. To that end, greenhouse gas emissions are to decline by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels, renewables are to deliver 32 percent of our energy and efficiency is to improve by even 32.5 percent. But what do these targets really mean? How will Europe’s energy system look like in 2030? Which aspects of the transition are particularly important?

Against this background, Agora Energywende presents you this report as a basis to understand where we are heading in Europe. Full report HERE.

12 August 2019

Less than two months ahead of a key September 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, a report published by UN Climate Change provides insights into action taken by governments to address climate change, presenting a wealth of knowledge and experience that can be deployed by governments to ramp up crucial climate ambition.

The report “Climate Action and Support Trends” was prepared as UN Climate Change input to the UN Climate Summit and it puts a spotlight on the progress made over the past 25 years since the inception of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).This can help in scaling up further action, as governments prepare to submit the next round of national climate action plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), by 2020.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said: “The next two years offer a crucial window of opportunity for all nations – as well as non-State actors – to capitalize on our current framework, build on our existing momentum and make the changes we desperately need.”

Full report HERE


08 August 2019

This report provides information about national long-term energy and climate policy priorities, indicates bottom- up recommendations on targets, priorities and actions for 2050 and sets recommendations for multi – level governance improvements in each project country.

This report starts with the description of the national energy planning, including the synopsis of the energy planning process and a description of the national policy plans for energy and climate in place for each country. Next, the report provides an overview of bottom-up recommendations on targets, priorities and actions for 2050 in four sectors: buildings & infrastructure sector, transport, agriculture and waste. The recommendations have been discussed and validated in three national roundtables held at each country level, with the participation of regional and national level stakeholders. Finally, the report provides recommendations for each project partner country regarding multi-level governance and collaboration models at sub-national levels in order to support ambitious long-term energy and climate targets.

Read the full report HERE

07 August 2019

Council Register - The EU Environmental Implementation Review 2019 Country Reports Council of the EU- Background Documents 05/08/2019

Please find below the updated Commission Staff Working Documents on The EU Environmental Implementation Review 2019 Country Report accompanying the document Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Environmental Implementation Review 2019: A Europe that protects its citizens and enhances their quality of life:

- France

- Italy

- Netherlands

- Poland

- Spain

- United Kingdom



23 July 2019

REN21 is an international policy network of experts from governments, inter-governmental organisations, industry associations, NGOs, and science and academia. It grows from year to year and represents an increasing diversity of sectors. REN21 provides a platform for this wide-ranging community to exchange information and ideas, to learn from each other and to collectively build the renewable energy future.This network enables the REN21 Secretariat to, among other activities, produce its annual flagship publication, the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), making the report process a truly collaborative effort....

Full Global Status Report can be found here