About the project

Project objectives

The project is based on the connections between sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, sustainable land use and practices for the transition to a low-carbon economy. It strives to help solve one of the most pressing issues of modern societies — the climate crisis.

General project objectives:

  • supporting the implementation of the Operational Programme for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (OP GHG) and the National efficiency energy action plan for the 2008–2016 period, which are the key documents for the attainment of objectives laid down in Decision 406/2009/EC;
  • reducing gaps in the implementation of OP GHG 2020, which will allow a faster and more cost-effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030;
  • increasing personnel capacities and competences, which will enable high-quality drafting and the implementation of measures and thus GHG emissions reduction by 2030;
  • training personnel for a faster transition to a low-carbon society (LCS);
  • ensuring emissions reduction in a way that contributes to achieving other climate, environmental and sectoral targets, e.g. the adaptation to climate change, reduction of emissions from air pollutants, ensuring the security of energy supplies, etc.;
  • enabling mobilisation and use of other, complementary funding sources;
  • increasing cost efficiency in the implementation of measures, achieving substantial additional benefits and faster implementation of measures.

Operational objectives:

  • preparing financial and non-financial instruments for bridging the key gaps in the implementation of the OP GHG in the transport and building sectors, local energy supply and industry;
  • strengthening the personnel capacities of competent ministries and upgrading key OP GHG instruments;
  • implementing demonstration projects and testing key OP GHG instruments that were developed within the project;
  • informing the public and raising awareness about climate change;
  • upgrading the monitoring system of the OP GHG implementation, especially in the following segments: establishing monitoring of CO2 sinks, establishing the systematic monitoring of effects achieved though information activities, awareness-raising and training courses, and establishing monitoring of the effects of green public procurement;
  • an in-depth situation analyses of individual sectors;
  • further developing organisational measures for the implementation of OP GHG, including enhancing the participation of stakeholders in the preparation of instruments;
  • supporting municipalities and regions in the field of sustainable mobility.

Objectives related to complementary activities:

  • applying instruments developed within the OP GHG that allow mobilisation of funds from complementary OP GHG funding sources.