PUBLEnEf project Final Video 2019

Departing from the transposition and implementation process of the European Union Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), the role of the multilevel governance is of utmost importance, as all policy layers (national, regional and local) contribute to the overall energy saving target of each MS.
To support this process, a key message to local and regional authorities is that once their MS transpose the EED fully, it will be their task to ensure that national legislators implement it.

Regions and cities should thus design their sustainable energy strategies (through supporting mechanisms such as the Covenant of Mayors), provide the required means for attracting investments to finance their strategies, scale up efforts, implement policies to achieve their targets, and monitor and verify the policy outcomes. Action at local level is thus essential. The EU, national governments, cities, regions, industry and citizens must work together and follow a shared roadmap and mutually supportive policies to accelerate action in the short and long term.
In this respect, the full title of PUBLEnEf was “Supporting Public Authorities for Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies”, and that is exactly what has been accomplished during the project lifetime (2016 – 2019).
PUBLENEF partners have engaged with policymakers at MS, regional, and local levels across the EU related to energy efficiency to provide them with credible information, insights, and tools, in order to make the policy processes more efficient and effective and to improve the overall quality of decision-making and policy implementation.


PUBLEnEf project session at Katowice climate change conference (COP 24) 6th December 2018

PUBLEnEf project session at
Katowice climate change conference (COP 24)

at EU side events:

In this side-event H2020 and LIFE funded projects working on climate change mitigation from different angles will provide answers to following key questions on how to reach the Paris Agreement goals:

Increasing ambition in the low-carbon transition:
challenges and implications of the 1.5 and 2 degree targets
  • “What impacts will arise from a global warming of 1.5C and 2C and which impacts will be avoided if warming is kept below 1.5C?” (CRESCENDO project)
  • “NDC Review: What it really takes to Increase pre-2030 Ambition from Global, EU and National Level Perspectives?” (COP21RIPPLES project)
  • “Investigating Innovation Dynamics in low-emission transition pathways: what are the implications across different sectors and applications? (TRANSRISK project)
  • “Raising awareness about climate policy: what are the opportunities for decarbonizing Poland? “ (WZROST project)
  • “Supporting public authorities in reaching their climate and energy targets: what are the main challenges in implementing sustainable energy plans at regional and local level? “ (PUBLEnEf project)
  • The side-event features 5 thematic presentations followed by a panel discussion.


    Julien Guerrier, Director, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME);
    Stefan Lange, Katja Frieler or Jacob Schewe (tbc), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), CRESCENDO project;
    Marta Torres Gunfaus, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI), COP21RIPPLES project;
    Francis X. Johnson, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), TRANSRISK project;
    Tobiasz Adamczewski, WWF Poland, WZROST project;
    Vlasis Oikonomou, JIN Climate and Sustainability, PUBLEnEf project;
    Franz Immler and Frederik Accoe (EASME)

    6th of December, 2018 14:30 – 16:00


    Public-private partnerships for energy efficiency policies – PUBLEnEf Webinar

    Public-private partnerships for energy efficiency policies

    Thursday, 18 October 2018 from 10:00 to 11:30 (CEST)

    Energy efficiency is the best investment in sustainable energy that has multiple benefits. Yet, its vast potential is not realised. What are the challenges – as it’s seen by the industry? How can regional and local authorities can foster such investments? What are the financial hints and tricks to make a project attractive for those who finance it?
    This webinar aims to discuss these questions among others and assist those considering to draft and implement ambitious local and regional EE policies and actions.


    Adrian Joyce, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE):
    The EE implementation challenge

    Christiane Egger, Upper Austria Energy Agency (OO ESV):
    Carrots and sticks in motivating the large public

    Marie-Laure Falque Masset, Energy Agency of Ile de France (ARENE IDF):
    Energy clusters for the implementation of successful pilots

    Katarzyna Dziamara-Rzucidlo, Energy Efficiency Finance Group (EEFIG):
    Grants or financial instruments – or how to make your EE project attractive for the financial sector? What support is there for you?

    Moderated by Kristina Dely, Energy Cities, the association of cities in their energy transition


    PUBLEnEf project Final Conference

    A new Energy Efficiency Directive has been agreed upon and Europeans now have their new target: 32,5% for 2030. Public authorities through their energy efficiency strategies will be the main drivers for implementing the necessary measures and monitoring their impact towards this new target.

    The PUBLENEF H2020 project has been focusing precisely on mobilising public authorities at local, regional and national level and connecting them. Based on needs assessments and good practices analysis, the partners developed policy roadmaps in 12 cities and regions across Europe to implement energy efficiency pathways towards sustainability.

    In the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this event will explore the capacity of local and regional authorities to lead the transition to an energy efficient society. EU level representatives will present the new policy framework for energy efficiency and the latest financing opportunities. Successful approaches will be discussed and effective tools will be shared. You’ll have the chance to exchange with fellow experts and policy makers on the key dimensions of energy efficiency policies and together explore the latest trends and solutions.

    Wed Oct 10th 09:00 – 16:00
    Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium