An EU-funded project run by the WWF European Policy Office aims to help countries make their long-term climate plans as effective as possible.
A tool being developed by the MaxiMiseR project will evaluate the national long- term plans - known as ‘low-carbon development strategies’ (LCDS) - and allow EU Member States to share knowledge and best practise in order to improve the LCDS.
“Top quality LCDS are key to the EU meeting its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050”, said Imke Lübbeke, Head of Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office. “The Maximiser project will help make these strategies as ambitious, participative and transparent as possible in order to maximise the EU’s long-term climate action.”
In parallel, the ‘MaxiMiseR’ project will analyse how auctioning revenues from the EU’s Emissions Trading System can better support the implementation of the LCDS. It will focus on the financing of renewable energy and energy savings technology.
The two and a half year project, which runs until mid-2018, is being implemented by WWF’s European Policy Office with the support of a range of stakeholders. It is funded by the EU LIFE Programme for the Environment and the MAVA Foundation.