The European Union is the first major economy to put in place a legally binding framework to deliver on its pledges under the Paris Agreement. For the first time, Member States have now prepared draft integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs), which the Commission has assessed and given feedback on.

Final plans are due by the end of the year and the Commission's recommendations show where more effort is needed: for example, stronger ambition, more policy detail, better specified investment needs, or more work on social fairness.

With plans currently falling short both in terms of renewables and energy efficiency contributions, reaching the EU's overall climate and energy goals will require a collective step up of ambition.

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Draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

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