In the global context of fighting against climate change, the European Union (EU) has committed itself to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% by 2020. The ClimactRegions project is part of this dynamic and aims to help regions to develop strategies and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
- Enable regions to efficiently monitor and observe greenhouse gases
- Develop regional policies for greenhouse gas mitigation using good governance processes
- Strengthen the dialogue between regions and the EU on climate change policies and their implementation in the field
The project has created a number of resources to help local decision-makers develop plans and monitoring processes to manage greenhouse gas emissions in their area. This includes an interactive map of good practice and three guidebooks on how regions are effectively observing greenhouse gas emissions, developing climate protection strategies and developing good governance processes to monitor and deliver action on climate change.
ENNEREG aims to establish and inspire EU regions to take up the challenges of fulfilling the 20/20/20 climate and energy targets by producing regional Sustainable Energy Action Plans and replicating Sustainable Energy Projects.
The website includes a guidebook to help regions develop Sustainable Energy Action Plans and monitor and implement them. The website also provides useful information on funding plans and work in the energy sector.
The RegioClima project’s objective is to enhance cooperation among EU regions in order to avoid risk and reap the benefits from a changing climate. The project aims to help societies prepare for changing climate conditions by managing their climate risks and taking advantage of the new opportunities arising from a changing climate.
CITEAIR II provides up-to-date information on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions in European cities to local and regional authorities, the public and the media and promotes common air quality indices. Fifty European cities already take part in the interactive website www.airqualitynow.eu that compares information across Europe.
The overall objective of the POWER Programme is to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies through the exchange, sharing and transfer of policy experience, knowledge and good practice.
Regions for Sustainable Change (RSC)
The focus of RSC is to provide regions with the methods needed to move towards a low carbon economy by tackling greenhouse gas emissions in all aspects of their economy. The project has produced a handbook on how to build a low carbon economy.
CATCH (Carbon Aware Travel Choice) aims to reduce CO2 emissions from urban transport by encouraging carbon-friendly travel choices.
ManagEnergy is an initiative providing technical support to public sector decision makers who are working on energy efficiency and renewable energy, at the local and regional level. The initiative's website contains a wealth of guidance and information on financing energy efficiency and renewable energy work.