Capacity Building to Facilitate Implementation of the Effort Sharing Legislation, with Focus on Ex-post Evaluation and Policy Lessons Learned

Capacity Building in Brussels

Submitted by jemma.howland on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 16:53

The project team delivered the second capacity building workshop on the Effort Sharing Regulation on the 11th February 2020 in Brussels. There were 50 attendees consisting of policy makers and non-government organisations from a number of member states including Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Spain.  Along with attendees from Iceland. The two sectors were transport and agriculture covering the design and implementation of policies aiming to reduce GHG emissions.

The agriculture session had two guest speakers from Ireland and Germany who shared their countries experiences of implementing GHG reduction policies.  The transport session included an overview of sustainable urban mobility policies in the Netherlands, and lessons learnt from the implementation.  In addition a speaker presented on the lessons, successes and challenges of the French Bonus-Malus System.  The afternoon case clinics allowed delegates to discuss one of three challenges presented by Germany, Flemish Region and Luxembourg, respectively;

  1.  Approaches to ex-ante policy emission estimations and uncertainties in process.
  2.  How to support local energy-and climate policy and to streamline regional-local energy-climate plans.
  3.  How to monitor and assess the effectiveness of transport and mobility policies.

The case clinics stimulated some useful group discussion and generated potential solutions for responding to the challenge.

Positive feedback was received from the delegates on the usefulness of the presentations, the interactive case clinic session and opportunities for networking.  For copies of the workshop presentations please click here. The final capability building workshop will be held in Latvia during May 2020. Please click here to register your interest.