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Изпълнение на Парижкото споразумение посредством иновативен и устойчив енергиен преход на регионално и местно равнище

Opinion Number: CDR 617/2019
Group: EPP (European People's Party)
Commission: ENVE
Status: Adopted
Date: 09/10/2019
The IPCC report released in October 2018 highlighted the urgency of limiting global warming to 1.5ºC and of reducing greenhouse gas by about 45%. To achieve this goal, a rapid and far-reaching transition in the governance, production, distribution and consumption of energy is needed.

The opinion intends to send a clear, ambitious message in line with Paris Agreement, the SDGs 13, 11 and 7, and the EU Energy Union objectives and to explore how innovation and properly implemented multilevel governance can drive territories towards a swift and inclusive energy transition. In this context, the opinion aims at:
• Supporting a shift in the energy model while enhancing the contribution of local and regional authorities;
• Identifying how existing policies and funding opportunities at different levels of government can best promote the energy transition in carbon intensive territories
• Identifying any barriers and hurdles standing in the way of an efficient energy transition implementation;



Adoption of the opinion by the CoR plenary assembly

08 Oct

24th ENVE Commission external meeting, Bucharest

Discussion and adoption of the opinion "Implementing the Paris Agreement through innovative and sustainable energy transition at regional and local level" .

12 Jun

Hearing on the support of coal regions in transition through Cohesion Policy post 2020

The hearing, organised by the CoR in collaboration with DG ENER/REGIO, will focus on the future role of cohesion policy in supporting coal regions in transition. It is part of the next meeting of the Coal Regions in Transition Platform. Taking into account the proposals of the Commission about the future of cohesion policy, the existing EU legislation on energy and climate, as well as the recent report of the Coal Commission in Germany the Hearing will address particularly the following questions:
How can we holistically contribute to the transition in coal regions to foster policy, infrastructural, economic and technological change and secure sustainable future? What are the needs and main challenges of coal regions in the EU for a comprehensive support for their structural and environmental change ? What are the best instruments to address them?
Are the current proposals for the cohesion policy beyond 2020 sufficient to address these needs? And, if not, what additional measures could be envisaged within the context of the ongoing debate on the future Multiannual Financial Framework?
The meeting will also allow an exchange of views with Mark Speich, the CoR rapporteur on the Socioeconomic transformation of coal regions in Europe, and Witold Stępień, the CoR rapporteur on Implementing the Paris Agreement through innovative and sustainable energy transition at regional and local level.

09 Apr

Stakeholders' consultation of the opinion "Implementing the Paris Agreement through innovative and sustainable energy transition at regional and local level"

The rapporteur Mr. Witold Stępień (PL/EPP) and his expert Giorgia Rambelli will meet the representatives of local and regional authorities, the associations and civil society to listen their views on the energy transition at local and regional level.

05 Apr