Putting regions on track for carbon neutrality by 2050

In the 2050 EU Energy Strategy, the EU has set a long-term goal for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% when compared to 1990 levels, in line with the efforts of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° above pre-industrial levels. C-track  50 takes up this ambitious reduction target of CO2 emissions for 2050 as a starting point of the project – also called carbon neutrality.

In order to achieve carbon neutrality, C-track 50 chose to focus on the local and regional level. Indeed, sub-national public authorities often lack the technical know-how and resources to develop long-term climate and energy actions. This is why C-track 50 aims to mobilise and guide public authorities in defining long-term energy policy priorities and to support them in developing, financing and implementing ambitious integrated sustainable energy and climate policy action plans.

 

Multi-level cooperation

Another dimension of C-track 50 is its focus on multi-level cooperation. By organising roundtables and bilateral exchanges between local, regional and national representatives, national energy and climate priorities and efforts will be linked up with regional and local policies and actions, which will ultimately facilitate the delivery of integrated plans. Closer collaboration at the EU level will also be thought, through the organisation of an EU conference at the end of the project.

 

Capacity-building & Access to funding

Capacity-building activities will focus on knowledge gaps and needs at a regional and local level, so that local and regional authorities are empowered to develop integrated energy and climate policy plans, but also to secure funding for the implementation of selected actions. C-track 50 will support at least 116 sustainable energy and climate policy action plans and develop at least 105 funding proposals for implementing sustainable energy and climate actions/projects.

 

Role of FEDARENE

FEDARENE’s role in C-track 50 consists in coordinating communication activities in order to publicize the project’s actions and achievements, promote the concept of carbon neutrality by 2050 and encourage integrated energy and climate planning for meeting long-term targets. FEDARENE is also in charge of organising two webinars and one EU conference.

Publications

Get the latest reports

C-Track 50’s 2nd Newsletter


Discover the latest news of the C-Track 50 project – putting regions on track for carbon neutrality by 2050.

C-Track 50 Recommendations on national energy priorities


This report is the result of the roundtables that were conducted in the 11 partner countries of the C-Track 50 project on multi-level governance and challenges faced by long term policy and energy planning.

C-track 50 Report on Existing Multi-level Governance Models in 11 EU Countries


This briefing paper focuses on the multi-level governance models adopted in the 11 partner countries, as well as recommendations on implementing and tailoring collaboration processes

C-Track 50: Energy Planning Process Report in 11 EU Countries


A study and comparison at the national level of the energy planning process for eleven partner countries

Highlights

C-track 50 in the news

C-Track 50 promoting multi-level stakeholder involvement for a successful energy transition in cities and regions

Read all about the event “Implementing the Paris Agreement: EU cities and regions in energy transition” which took place on the 9th of October, during the Week of Regions and Cities.

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Outcomes of the C-track 50 Information Energy Day

Learn about the outcomes from the C-track 50 Greek Energy Information Day, where public authorities at all levels exchanged the technical know-how and resources to develop long-term climate and energy actions in order to achieve the target set by the EU and the Paris agreement.

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European experts and national representatives gathered in Athens for the C-Track 50 EU roundtable

This EU roundtable included topics on EU climate and energy policy; data monitoring and sharing; potential decarbonisation scenarios for 2050; and challenges for carbon neutrality and the role of multi-level governance.

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“Connecting the Unconnected” a recap of the IMEAS and C-track 50 event

FEDARENE supported the organisation of a joint event by IMEAS and C-Track 50 projects, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week.

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C-Track 50 at COP 24 Side Event on Nature Based Solutions

The C-Track 50 project will be presented during a side event of the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, on 8 December 2018.

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