Aware of the importance to have information of quality to monitor climate policy, EXERGIA is glad to announce its involvement in quality checking climate data submitted by EU MS, that will be used to monitor the EU’s progress towards achieving its energy and climate targets!
EXERGIA, is a member of the European Topic Centre on Climate change mitigation (ETC CM), a consortium of 15 European organisations working in partnership with the European Environment Agency (EEA) under a framework partnership agreement for the period 2022-2026 (https://www.eionet.europa.eu/etcs/etc-cm). The ETC-CM supports EEA with monitoring Europe’s progress towards climate neutrality and informing policy implementation in the area of climate change mitigation and energy.
To that end, the ETC-CM supports the EEA in its role of assisting the Commission and EU countries in their reporting work under the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action (Regulation (EU) 2018/1999).
The Governance Regulation concerns integrated planning, reporting and progress monitoring in five interlinked policy dimensions: decarbonisation (consisting of climate change reporting and renewable energy), energy efficiency, energy security, integrated energy markets and research and innovation. Pursuant to Article 17, EU countries need to submit a report every 2 years on their progress towards the objectives defined in their national energy and climate plans.
On 15 March 2023, Member States submitted for the first time their integrated national energy and climate progress reports.
EXERGIA is currently actively supporting the EEA in developing and implementing the quality assurance and quality control procedures for dataflows related to the energy efficiency dimension, compiling 2023 information and providing Member States with individual feedback.
Eventually, as part of the ETC Framework agreement, EXERGIA is supporting the EEA in several other activities, such as the development of a database dashboard to visualize the EU general progress in terms of energy efficiency and performance in the building sector, and the update and assessment of energy indicators to support environmental policy making and monitoring of policy effects.