EU Regions in the Transformation Towards a Climate-neutral Future
Regional governments are key players in driving the transformation towards climate neutrality, as they are the ones who enable and implement solutions on the ground. For the European Parliament's Committee on Regional Development, Ecologic Institute together with partners identifies EU regions that are successfully transforming their economies towards climate neutrality. Based on six case studies, the project distills key drivers, conditions and mechanisms for a successful transformation of regional economies – leading to concrete policy recommendations for the EU level on how to support in this effort.
Ecologic Institute provides conceptual input on how to define climate neutrality and on how to gauge regions' progress towards it. In addition, the team carries out a case study covering strategies to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industry in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.