Reflecting the European Green Deal as Europe’s sustainable growth strategy and the importance to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the RRF contributes to the mainstreaming of climate action and environmental sustainability. To that end, the measures supported by the RRF should contribute to the green transition, including biodiversity. Member States have put forward reforms and investments in green technologies and capacities, including in sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, circular economy, and biodiversity.
Beyond a general requirement to contribute to the green transition pillar, each Member State must dedicate at least 37% of its recovery and resilience plan’s total allocation to measures contributing to climate objectives.
Please note that the contribution to the green transition pillar is higher than the contribution to climate objectives as defined in Annex VI of the RRF Regulation, since methodologies differ. The differences arise mainly because all covered measures are considered to contribute with 100% of their estimated cost to the pillar, while some contribute only with 40% of their estimated cost to the climate objectives as defined in Annex VI of the Regulation. In addition, the green transition pillar also includes coefficients for environmental objectives that are wider than climate objectives as per Annex VI of the RRF Regulation.
The Delegated Regulation 2021/2106 setting out the common indicators of the RRF entered into force on 2 December 2021. Member States will first report on the common indicators in February 2022, and the corresponding data will be displayed on the Scoreboard from April 2022 onwards.