The European Union entered a key stage for the achievement of its energy and climate targets. Indeed, according to the governance of the Energy Union and climate action rules, by 31 December 2019 Member States are required to establish 10-year integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and submit them to the European Commission. Furthermore, Member States are also required to develop national long-term strategies by 1 January 2020, and consistency between long-term-strategies and NECPs has to be ensured.

In this context, representatives of Island regional and local governments in collaboration with the member Industries of GreeningTheIslands have agreed to hold a half day meeting in Brussels with the technical and political support of the Committee of the Regions (CoR).

The meeting will aim to debate on the content and main objectives of national plans & strategies and on the role that Island governments and the private sector should play both in their design and implementation. It will also allow participants to exchange with new elected representatives of the European Parliament as well as with members of the Committee of the Regions about next key political steps in the fields of energy transition and decarbonisation of EU Islands.

Read the joint declaration towards a structured dialogue for Eu islands.

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