RePower the Regions: Ambitious and inclusive clean energy plans for repowering the just transition regions
The participation and leadership of carbon-intensive regions in transitioning to clean energy solutions are prerequisites for achieving EU climate neutrality by 2050. Building on this premise, RePower the Regions aims to ensure that the regions’ clean energy plans are aligned with EU 2030 climate goals and have strong support locally, and to provide practical guidelines and roadmaps on how to repower the regions.
The project will build on the experience we have gained within the LIFE RegENERate project to further enhance the involvement of citizens in decision-making within the just transition process and to facilitate the development of citizen-led mechanisms for monitoring and involvement in decision-making in 16 just transition regions.
Project number and name: 101120862 — LIFE22-CET-RePower the Regions
Start date: 01/10/2023
End date: 31/03/2026
Source of funding: LIFE Programme
Overall project value: EUR 1,498,671.00
The project will be implemented in just transition regions in nine countries:
The project will aim to achieve the following specific objectives:
- Support to regional and local authorities and their capacities to deliver, implement and monitor ambitious short- and medium-term clean energy plans and strategies for 2030 are increased in 9 countries through the planned capacity-building activities and provision of expertise.
- Ambitious decarbonisation and energy efficiency solutions and planning are developed, and clean energy community-led projects are enabled in 9 countries through our awareness-raising and capacity-building activities, participatory consultation processes and provision of expertise.
- Approaches that facilitate the integration of clean energy, and thus reduce fossil fuel consumption by 2030, are developed in 9 countries through our research-based and capacity-building-focused activities, advocacy and actions aimed at increasing investment opportunities.
- The participation and engagement of all relevant public and private stakeholders is accelerated and increased in 9 countries through our awareness-raising and capacity-building activities, as well as participatory consultation processes.
D2.1 Capacity-building manual
D2.2 Decarbonisation briefings for at least 7 countries with summary in English
D3.1 Database of project ideas
D3.2 Decarbonisation leaflets for 9 countries
D3.3 Expert visits
D4.1 Summary report from citizen forums
D4.2 Working groups final recommendations
D4.3 Monitoring and implementation framework
D5.1 4 curriculum programmes for targeted universities
D6.1 Briefing paper on JT regions needs targeting EBRD and EIB
D6.2 Leaflets with pipeline project lists and descriptions
D6.3 Report from final decision-maker roundtable