The LIFE Unify consortium published a report titled “Implementing the Effort Sharing Regulation at the National Level: Lessons learned and recommendations from the LIFE Unify project“. The report provides recommendations on how to strengthen and improve the revised regulation based on the experiences collected at the national level. Based on the experiences collected by the […]
The briefing "Eco- Schemes: The novel tool of the CAP Green Architecture" published by SEO/BirdLife under the UNIFY project, looks into the eco-schemes in Spanish CAP Strategic Plan.
UNIFY partners have updated the NECP Tracker with 2019 data for all countries. In addition, 3 new countries are added to the tool and it currently covers 13 EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain. Some main findings of this exercise are : Member States’ current […]
Transport sector needs stronger targets and better harmonised policies to achieve climate neutrality
Transport emissions in the EU’s Member States keep rising. If the EU is serious about achieving the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C objective, European transport policies must radically change. The report, published today by the Unify project partners, assesses transport policies of the EU and five of its member States, and makes recommendations to bring transport policies in line with the Paris Agreement.
NECP Tracker reveals: the EU needs better plans to implement the enhanced climate and energy targets
Comprehensive revision and implementation of Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) will play a key role in achieving higher climate and energy ambition in the EU by 2030. While NECPs still need to be updated in order to be aligned with and implement the EU’s higher climate and energy ambition, it is still […]
New analysis of national plans, policies and measures in six Central and Eastern European countries, reveals inadequate action to tackle energy poverty. The report, prepared by NGOs and researchers across Europe, finds that Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia have failed to provide a clear definition of energy poverty in their national plans, a […]
BRIEFING : How can the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support the fight against climate change?
The new briefing published by the Unify project partners across Europe underlines the importance of a climate- friendly Common Agriculture Policy to ensure that the agriculture sector contributes to the objectives of the European Green Deal and the EU’s commitments under the Paris Agreement. This document, coming out during the trialogue negotiations between the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council, assesses the weaknesses of the current CAP and explains what needs to happen for the new CAP reform to contribute to the EU’s climate ambition.
BRIEFING: National Climate and Energy Plans: Building block for implementing the EU’s increased climate ambition
This briefing paper describes how Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) can contribute to increased climate action in the EU. The briefing builds upon the report previously published by CAN Europe and ZERO covering opportunities and gaps in 15 Member States’ NECPs, and assesses the final Bulgarian, German and Irish NECPs.
A new report published today by the Unify project partners, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and ZERO, looks into the final National energy and Climate Plans of 15 Member States and indicates that a number of countries made some improvements in their final NECPs, both in terms of targets and of policies and measures. However, these improvements are not enough to catalyse the energy transition required to achieve the long term objective of the Paris Agreement.
This methodology document includes a set of questions and background information which intends to help national stakeholders in their efforts to perform their own analysis of the final NECPs, including a comparison with the draft NECPs.
The report sheds light on the progress Member States have made until now with improving their draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).