Enhancing economic growth and convergence

Through a targeted implementation of EU climate policy

In many of the EU Member States in Southern and Eastern Europe, climate protection measures continue to face resistance, often with the argument that economic or energy security policy objectives should prevail. It is often overlooked that climate protection does not run counter to these goals, but on the contrary can even promote them.

Within the framework of the project, Ecofys, a Navigant company, identified replicable best practice examples and presented them in a brochure in a publicly effective manner. In addition, the team discusses and further develops the results of the project at a workshop in Brussels with relevant stakeholders from Member States, the EU and civil society. The focus lies on the exchange of experience between representatives from South and East European Member States as well as the identification of favourable framework conditions for concrete climate protection measures.