In March 2022, shortly after the start of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the European Commission announced a plan of
making Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels well before 2030.
Across central Europe, local and regional authorities are struggling with this transition. They often face similar challenges, so we have pooled together the best tools and tips from our projects that can help instantly to drive forward the transition towards clean energy.
You will find readily available and transferrable solutions that help regions and cities to become more energy-efficient and less dependent on fossil fuels. These include amongst other a toolkit on integrated financial instruments for energy efficient solutions, strategies and action plans for better energy planning, and smart solutions for introducing low emission zones.
Many more solutions exist and we are updating this page continuously to include additional information from our projects.
Climate change is the biggest challenge of our times. And it is an opportunity to build a new economic model. The European Green Deal set the blueprint for this transformational change.
All 27 EU Member States committed to turning the EU into the first climate neutral continent by 2050. To get there, they pledged to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
To respond to the above challenges, with our new funding we will continue to encourage cooperation for greener Europe. In coming years, we will fund projects that address environmental challenges in central Europe and help increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. But also those that encourage sustainable urban mobility.Read more