The LIFE TogetherFor1.5 is a PAN-European project which aims to align the EU’s climate action with the 1.5°C objective of the Paris Agreement, building on climate and energy policy opportunities at the national and EU level.
14 climate and environment NGOs based in thirteen European countries working together to put Europe on track for achieving a safe and stable climate for current and future generations. We are committed to push our governments to accelerate climate action in our countries and to keep them accountable for their actions.
We believe that tackling dangerous climate change is everybody’s business and governments above all must lead the way in drastically accelerating climate action all over Europe in the next couple of years.
This year, EU countries will put forward their concrete climate and energy pathways for 2030 that should deeply transform our systems. These plans are called National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and will cover the period 2021-2030. This gives us seven years to put Europe on track towards achieving climate neutrality.
There is no mystery whatsoever on how to get there. All the cards are in our hands and now it’s time to play our winning hand to secure the jackpot: ensure we all benefit from this transition, go for real emissions cuts, end the addiction to fossil fuels, supercharge the renewable revolution, stop wasting energy, protect nature, and push the fast-forward button.
As a rich economy and a major historic emitter, the EU should and can achieve emissions reductions of at least 65% by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2040.
The upcoming National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) revision, taking place between 2023 and 2024, is a fundamental opportunity for EU Member States to set things right – to bring NECPs much closer to their real, transformative potential. We will monitor, assess, advocate and push for the right measures.
The LIFE TogetherFor1.5 project aims to align the EU’s climate action with the 1.5°C objective of the Paris Agreement, building on three climate and energy policy opportunities: the finalisation and implementation of the Fit for 55 legislative package and RePowerEU; the revision of National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs); and the revision of the national Long-Term Strategies (LTS).
These EU and national level policy processes are major societal and economic transformation opportunities that can significantly accelerate the EU’s transition to climate neutrality, also thanks to the resources available via the EU funding instruments.
Project period September 2022 – September 2025.
Countries covered and involved NGOs.
Belgium: BBL, Bulgaria: Za Zemiata, Czech Republic: Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE), Croatia: DOOR, Denmark: Danish 92-Gruppen, Estonia: Estonian Fund for Nature, France: RAC France, Germany: Germanwatch, Hungary: MTVSz, Poland: Institute for Sustainable Development, Portugal: ZERO, Slovenia: FOCUS, Spain: SEO/Birdlife. All project partners are members of the pan-European NGO network Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, whose secretariat coordinates the project.