Analysis of policies and measures to combat energy poverty in the private rental sector

As part of the ENPOR project – Measures to alleviate energy poverty in the private rental sector, an Analysis of Private Rented Sector Policies and Measures was created. The document analyzes and assesses existing policies to combat energy poverty in the private rental sector across the EU and beyond, and aims to explore the objectives, content and structure of policies in the private rental sector. All successful and unsuccessful strategies aimed at improving measures to combat and alleviate energy poverty among vulnerable citizens in the private rental sector were reviewed and broader structural challenges were identified in the type of support currently available to energy poor households.

The analysis provides an indicative insight into the overall typology of support measures and interventions. Given that no such analysis has been conducted globally, the Analysis proposes a framework to support the development of methodological tools and analytical approaches for future research in the private rental sector.

The analysis consists of three parts. The first part provides an overview and discussion of the collected measures, based on several criteria, including who is implementing the policy, the policy and timing factors, whether vulnerable tenants are included and whether some forms of public participation are involved in the decision making process. The second part contains an analytical summary of the policies based on well-established principles of energy justice principles, while the third part contains a conclusion with recommendations identifying gaps in existing knowledge, and practice and suggestions for further steps.

Webinar: Have your say in the transformation of the EU Industrial Ecosystems

CAN Europe and the EEB are organizing a webinar on Friday 10 September, 11:00-12:30 CEST, for civil society organisations to learn more about how European Commission is getting key industry sectors to change their business practices so that Europe can meet different environmental goals aiming to avoid irreversible or severe damage to life-supporting systems such as the climate and nature.

The webinar is split into two sessions: an open one with participation by the DG GROW Director General, and a closed one with only civil society organisations which is being designed to be as interactive as possible.

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You can find draft agenda HERE.

More about Europe industrial strategy you can find HERE.

WEBINAR: "“How to make national CAP Strategic Plans deliver climate ambition in Central Eastern Europe?”

WEBINAR: ““How to make national CAP Strategic Plans deliver climate ambition in Central Eastern Europe?”

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European decision makers finalised negotiations on the post-2022 CAP reform. While the post-2022 CAP has shortcomings in terms of accelerating emissions reductions in the agriculture sector, Member States can still increase the climate ambition of the post-2022 CAP through well designed national strategic plans.

Member States are currently drafting their national CAP Strategic Plans that should be finalised and delivered to the European Commission by the end of 2021. The CAP Strategic Plans should become a tool to effectively steer the agriculture sector in the direction of the Green Deal’s objectives. To do that, Member States should mainstream sustainable farming practices in their CAP Strategic Plans and increase climate, nature and animal friendly farming practices through effective support.

Given the crucial importance of CAP Strategic Plans to increase climate ambition in the agriculture sector, in this webinar we will discuss how these plans can be steered towards climate friendly policies and what their co-benefits can be for the rural areas in Central and Eastern Europe. The webinar will also try to answer questions on how to boost broader societal dialogue about the role of agriculture in climate neutral just and fair economies.

01 September 2021 

9:30 : Welcome

9:35 : Ricard Ramon I Sumoy, Deputy Head of Unit – Policy Perspectives, DG Agriculture and Rural Development

9:50 : Célia Nyssens, European Environmental Bureau

10:00 : National inputs on CAP Strategy Plans:

     Prof. Zbigniew Karaczun, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Polish Climate Coalition
Uroš Brankovič, Center for Sustainable Rural Development Kranj, Slovenia

10:20 : Q & A, discussion

10:30 : Breakout groups to discuss joint challenges in the process of drafting the national CAP Strategy Plans

10:50 : Wrap- Up and closure

Facilitation: Tobias Reichert, Germanwatch