We want to thank Erica Hope, Charlotte Billingham, Donal Mac Fhearraigh, Sharon Turner and Zoltan Massay Kosubek from the European Climate Foundation (ECF) for inspiration and support.
Furthermore, we are grateful for the support from Kamil Laskowski from WiseEuropa, Peter Robert Walke from Swedish Environment Institute Tallinn and Katarina Trstenjak from Jožef Stefan Institute. We also want to thank our colleagues Katharina Umpfenbach and Ewa Iwaszuk for content check and advice on readability.
Special thanks also goes to the national experts which helped us understand the relevance of national strategies in their country: Detelina Petrova, Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria and Radu Dudau, Energy Policy Group (EPG); Michal Daňhelka, Ministry of Environment of Czechia and Karel Polanecky, Friends of the Earth Czechia; Erik Rasmussen, Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities of Denmark and Dan Belusa, The Danish 92 Group; Gwenaël Podesta, Ministry of the Ecological Transition and Nicolas Berghmans, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI); Martin Weiss, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany and Sabine Gores, Öko-Institut; Krzysztof Kobyłka, WiseEuropa; Francisco Ferreira, ZERO and Pedro Barata, Environmental Defense Fund; Carlota Ruiz Bautista, Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medioambiente (IIDMA) and Antxon Olabe, formerly Ministry of Ecological Transition of Spain.
Any errors or mistakes are the sole responsibility of the authors.
National long-term strategies, LTS, governance, planning, net-zero, climate neutrality, elements for climate neutrality, long-term vision, relevance, NECPs, National Energy and Climate Plans
EU Member States, Europe
Qualitative and quantitative assessment: assessment matrix with qualitative and quantitative input request and partly predefined answers; calculations of GHG emission reductions; expert interviews.