C-Track 50, an EU funded project under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, aims to mobilise and support local and regional authorities in energy and climate planning in order to achieve climate resilience and carbon neutrality by 2050. Technical help and guidance is provided to selected municipalities in order to define long-term energy policy priorities, as well as develop, finance and implement ambitious integrated sustainable energy and climate policy action plans. C-Track 50 addresses two key challenges: the lack of multi-level collaboration in integrated energy and climate policy planning and the limited experience across Europe in long-term planning at all governing levels. Overall, the project will contribute considerably to the 2030 and 2050 EU energy and climate targets by promoting multi-level governance, supporting public authorities in defining long-term energy policy priorities and facilitating local and regional energy planning.
In the 2050 EU Energy Strategy, the EU has set a long-term goal for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% when compared to 1990 levels, in line with the efforts of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° above pre-industrial levels. In order to achieve this ambitious goals, public authorities at all levels need the technical know-how and resources to develop long-term climate and energy actions. This is precisely the goal of the C-Track 50 project, which aims to mobilise and guide public authorities in defining long-term energy policy priorities and to support them in developing, financing and implementing ambitious integrated sustainable energy and climate policy action plans.
C-Track 50 will be in Greece in September to organise a Greek Energy Info Day together with the Covenant of Mayors - Europe to support Greek local authorities and give them the necessary tools and skills to reach carbon neutrality. Mayors are invited to join and show their commitment to implementing the EU’s climate and energy objectives on their territory. Local public authorities' staff will have the chance to hear about the experience of fellow municipalities within and outside of Greece and see how the challenge of long-term energy planning and decarbonisation can be tackled. Financing opportunities for local authorities will be presented. Various stakeholders and Greek officials will be there to share their knowledge and exchange with participants.
Join us in Athens on the 19th of September for what promises to be an interesting day on Climate & Adaptation issues!