CEE Climate Policy Frontier

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    About the project:

    The project aims to improve sectoral climate policies addressing the two non-ETS sectors: transport and buildings in the CEE region and on the European scale, through the exchange of best practices (climate policy frontier) and by highlighting the scale and pace of further climate action needed to meet targets set by the Paris Agreement.

    The project will facilitate promotion of best practices for climate action in the selected non-ETS sectors by (i) increasing the awareness of national policymakers on readily available, transferable solutions already present in the region, and (ii) fostering discussion on implementation strategies that can enable the region to efficiently reduce emissions from these sectors to achieve the emissions pathways compatible with the Paris Agreement.

    The goals of the project will be achieved in several stages:
    1) identification and promotion of current best policy practices within CEE region,
    2) assessment of the gap between the best practices and the level of ambition necessary to reach the “well below 2°/1.5°C” goal,
    3) identification and promotion of policy options needed to bridge the gap.

    The outcomes will support policymakers in all CEE countries covered by the project in reaching the “regional frontier of excellence” in climate action, while also making it consistent with the level of ambition required to limit the global worming well below 2°C. Although the project will focus on the Central and Eastern European region, it will also create a channel for knowledge exchange between the CEE countries and other European states.

    Project implemented by:


    • WiseEuropa (implementing organisation) is an independent think-tank and research organization based in Warsaw that undertakes a strategic reflection on European politics, foreign policy and economy. The mission of WiseEuropa is to improve the quality of Polish and European policy-making as well as the overall business environment by romoting the use of sound economic and institutional analysis, independent research and evidence-based approach to impact assessment.

      Website: www.wise-europa.eu/en

    • Climate Analytics is a non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Berlin, Germany with offices in New York, USA, Lomé, Togo and Perth, Australia, which brings together interdisciplinary expertise in the scientific and policy aspects of climate change. Climate Analytics has an established track record in the qualitative and quantitative assessment of climate policies in different sectors and countries. By contributing to the Climate Action Tracker, the organization has assessed the impact of different policies on emissions reduction and the compatibility of the climate action with the climate goals. In a number of different projects it proposed sectoral policies for the effective emissions reduction.

      Website: https://climateanalytics.org/

    • Climate Strategies specialises in bringing together multiple stakeholder groups (e.g. leading researchers, government, industry leaders) around key climate and energy policy issues. Its work focuses on regional aspects of the EU climate and energy policy, establishing dialogues and interfaces between research and policy making, ensuring clear and understandable content between all target groups. Climate Strategies also has members and partnerships in the following countries in the CEE region: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia.

      Website: https://climatestrategies.org/

    • Expert Forum is a think tank specialized in policy analysis and public administration reform on multiple sectors, including energy and climate change, in Romania and neighbouring countries (mostly Balkans, Moldova, Ukraine). It organized public debates in Bucharest and other small and large cities to advocate for energy efficiency in buildings, energy efficiency in households, energy market liberalization vs. energy poverty and has substantial experience in stakeholder analysis and engagement, at the central and local level, on energy and climate change issues. Expert Forums has also built successful advocacy campaigns for the full implementation of the EU’s energy and climate policies in Romania and in the CEE region (e.g. Moldova), whilst also developing strong contacts in Brussels.

      Website: https://expertforum.ro/en/

  • Contact:

    Aleksander Śniegocki
    Project Manager

    Project supported by:

    The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

    For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de