Making EU climate governance fit for net zero : an analysis of the current landscape of relevant EU climate policy processes and recommendations for alignment with the climate neutrality objective / by Duwe, Matthias (Ecologic Institute, Berlin) ; on behalf of the German Environment Agency ; publisher: Umweltbundesamt ; responsible unit: Judith Voß-Stemping (Section V 1.2 Climate and Energy Strategies and Scenarios) ; edited by: Kirsten op de Hipt (Section V 1.2 Climate and Energy Strategies and Scenarios)
VerfasserDuwe, Matthias
HerausgeberVoß-Stemping, Judith ; Hipt, Kirsten op de
ErschienenDessau-Rosslau : Umweltbundesamt, February 2022
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (33 Seiten, 1,94 MB) : Illustrationen
Responsibility for the content and any errors lies with the author. The author is grateful for inputs by Deyana Spasova, Nick Evans and Leon Martini (Ecologic Institute) and helpful comments from Quentin Genard (ECF), Romain Laugier (WWF), Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf (Ecologic Institute), Jakob Wachsmuth (Fraunhofer ISI) and Judith Voß-Stemping, Kai Wehnemann, Sebastian Wunderlich (UBA) and Sharon Turner. Participants at a virtual workshop in September 2021 provided further feedback and ideas which were much appreciated.
This paper was produced as part of contract 3718 41 1130.
SerieScientific opinion paper ; February 2022
SchlagwörterEU Climate Law / climate governance / Fit for 55 / net zero emissions / climate neutrality
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The paper “Making EU Governance Fit for Net Zero” analyses the current landscape of climate policy governance against eight core parameters at EU level and for Member States and identifies a number of remaining weaknesses. Improvements should address several key processes such as updating of the NECPs in 2023-2024 and of national LTSs and the new progress and consistency assessments under the EU Climate Law. The paper identifies a number of specific actions in 2022 and 2023 to enhance these processes: Targeted revisions of the Governance Regulation e. to improve standards for NECPs and LTSs and improve the overall alignment towards the climate neutrality goal (e.g. via the ESR); A transparent process to develop progress monitoring based on net zero indicators to inform several processes (NECPs LTSs progress checks); An update to the EU LTS to inform overall policy and the 2040 target and to as a coordinating hub for sectoral strategies; A dialogue with Member States about where coordinated EU policy is needed most – and support to their efforts to improve governance (incl. greater emphasis on national LTSs).