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NATIONAL ENERGY AND CLIMATE PLANS OF DANUBE REGION COUNTRIES - Renewable Heating & Transportation20 of May, 2021 - 10:00 - 12:00 Online workshop

The Sustainable Energy Priority Area (PA2) of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) has recently published the study " National Energy and Climate Plans in the Danube Region ", providing a comparative assessment of the targets, measures and expected outcomes laid down in the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of EU member states belonging to the Danube Region, and the energy strategies of the non-EU Danube Region countries where NECPs are in progress. The analysis, prepared by REKK focuses on the planned development in the most important areas of energy consumption: electricity and gas markets, heating and cooling, transport, buildings and the industry sector.

We presented the most important results of the analysis at two workshops where we discuss the lessons learnt with experts from the region. The insights and recommendations might provide useful assistance for the preparation of the upcoming NECPs of the non-EU Danube Region countries, as well as for the following updates/revisions of NECPs of EU member states.

The first workshop on May 6 focused on the ambitions and policy tools aimed at transforming in the electricity and gas markets in the region, while the second workshop on May 20 covered two important energy policy areas largely influencing decarbonisation efforts in the (yet) non-ETS sectors: the deployment of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, and the transport sector.

Day 2: 20th May - Renewable Heat and Biomass, Road to a Sustainable Transport sector, Main Lessons from NECPs


  • Biljana Grbić, Advisor, Energy Community Secretariat
  • Julian Popov, Fellow, European Climate Foundation
  • Tomas Smejkal, Head of the Strategy Unit, Ministry of Industry and Trade (CZ)
  • Martin Sambale, Expert, EZA - Energie- und Umweltzentrum Allgäu (DE)
  • Matjaž Vrčko, Head of Public Transportation Division, Ministry of Infrastructure (SI)

The webinar was jointly organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and REKK.

Four policy briefs summarise the findings of the study in the areas of electricity, natural gas, heating and cooling and transport.

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The event was supported by the REKK Foundation.