National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are the blueprint for climate action between 2020 and 2030. Although transport decarbonisation is an essential part of the puzzle, some argue it lags behind in the EU. Transport’s climate footprint in Europe continues to worsen, despite efforts from some Member States and cities to increase electric vehicle infrastructure. As there are no silver bullets in transport decarbonisation, all available and sustainable measures are needed.
NECPs should be informative on the actions Member States are planning to implement between 2020 and 2030. Aggregated, they will amount to climate progress in EU. Early assessments of NECPs suggest they focus more on electricity generation and heating and cooling sectors, with transport sometimes neglected. Should NECPs fail, the EU will not deliver on transport decarbonisation.
EURACTIV organised this Stakeholder Workshop to explore the importance of transport decarbonisation in the NECPs and whether transport plans are sufficiently clear, cost-effective and ambitious.
- What constitutes an effective NECP transport plan?
- Do NECP’s submitted to date meet EU transport decarbonisation targets?
- How is the cost of transport decarbonisation taken into account?
- How can it be ensured that final NECPs present a robust transport decarbonisation pathway?
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