To meet the EU’s energy and climate targets for 2030, EU countries need to establish a 10-year integrated national energy and climate plan (NECP) for the period from 2021 to 2030. The national plans outline how the EU countries intend to address energy efficiency, renewables, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, interconnections, research and innovation.
In order to use the resources of the Just Transition Fund, it is required that the Member States present detailed Territorial Just Transition Plans for each region in transition. These plans must address the areas that are most affected, both economically and socially, by the transition to climate neutrality, be compatible with the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and be linked to the elimination of greenhouse gas intensive activities, such as the retirement of lignite and coal units.
Taking into consideration the above context, SITRANS builds upon the following specific states of transition per partner’s countries: