Deforestation and EU imports of agri-food products How can the EU avoid actually importing deforestation? September 2019 The recent forest fires in the Amazon have put a renewed focus on the loss of forests at a global level, and on its connection to the EU’s international trading policy on importing various agri-food products that are […]
According to the Governance of the energy union and climate action rules, Member States are required to establish a 10-year Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for the period from 2021 to 2030 in order to meet the EU’s new energy and climate targets for 2030. These Plans shall cover the five dimensions of the energy union on a common template so that the European Commission can be able monitor EU wide progress (as a whole) towards achieving these targets.
The draft NECPs of the Member States were already assessed and analysed by the Commission and the Member States have until the end of 2019 to submit their final, modified NECPs accordingly.
This study aims to contribute to this discussion on the state of the draft NECPs from the perspective of the transport sector. It examines all the 28 draft NECPs from this point of view, underlining the importance of the need to make vital efforts in this area for Europe to succeed and reach its energy and climate targets. It focuses on the question whether or not the proposed measures, ambitions and tools in these draft Plans are truly able to effectively contribute to the decarbonisation of the European transport sector.
Results of these study will be discuss in the Euractiv event on November, 27th