To support local governments in long term energy and climate planning is precisely the goal of the C-Track 50 project, which aims to mobilize and guide public authorities and to support them in developing, financing and implementing ambitious integrated sustainable energy and climate policy action plans. In this, C-track 50 supports at least 116 sustainable energy and climate policy action plans and develops more than 105 funding proposals for implementing sustainable energy and climate actions/projects.
A summary of the Council’s AOB item is now available.
As the European Union undergoes a leadership transition in several of its institutions, it faces an array of significant challenges, both domestic and international. These include slowing growth, global trade tension, uncertain US leadership, the continued rise and digital ambitions of China, instability in the Middle East, political stalemate in several member state capitals, and the prospect of Brexit.
Among the top priorities of the new European Commission are a ‘European Green Deal’ and a comprehensive EU strategy on AI. While 2019 proved a less difficult year than many predicted, much remains to be done to in relation to economic reform, foreign policy-making and effective action on climate change. Analysts from leading European think tanks will discuss what was significant about 2019, for Europe and the world, and present their thinking about the outlook for 2020.
On the 10th December, EPSU is opening up a public debate on the future of Europe’s energy system. In light of the European Green Deal and the European Commission’s commitment to a Just Transition, EPSU is bringing together environmentalists and trade unionists discuss the framework of the continent’s energy system.
On Tuesday 10 December 2019 EUROCITIES will hold its event: “City leadership for climate” in the European Parliament, under the patronage of MEP Pascal Canfin, Chair of the ENVI Committee, to call on the European institutions to act now on climate.