News | 15 February 2023

"Together for 1.5"

Accelerate the Climate Action in Europe

The LIFE TogetherFor1.5 project aims to align the EU’s climate action with the 1.5°C objective of the Paris Agreement. 13 national CSOs and CAN Europe (the leading climate NGO coalition in Europe) have been building on climate and energy policy revision opportunities, such as the finalisation of the ‘Fit for 55’ legislative package, national energy and climate plans (NECPs), and the revision of national long-term strategies. The project aims to increase the public acceptance of more and inclusive climate action by highlighting its social and economic co-benefits. It is scheduled to run until August 2025.

The main goals of the project are the following:

  • raising awareness of the co-benefits of climate action to ensure that decision-makers take informed decisions in the process of finalising the ‘Fit for 55’ Package and that stakeholders and citizens accept ambitious climate and energy policies;
  • revising NECPs in 2023–2024 and promoting ambitious targets, policies, and measures, as well as well-designed public participation processes;
  • monitoring the implementation of NECPs to identify policy opportunities and gaps that can be addressed in the NECP revision;
  • monitoring the 2040 climate target proposal as well as the potential revision of national long-term strategies.

The project will seek to achieve its goals by

  1. monitoring and assessing policy files and processes;
  2. supporting and dialoguing with decision-makers;
  3. building capacity of civil society organisations and other stakeholders;  
  4. raising awareness of climate change among the general public.

Videos explaining NECPs

Project partners:

  1. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
  2. Bond Beter Leefmilieu Vlaanderen vzw (BBL), Belgium
  3. Environmental Association “Za Zemiata” (ZZ), Bulgaria
  4. Society for sustainable development design (DOOR), Croatia
  5. Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE), Czechia
  6. 92-Group, Denmark
  7. Estonian Nature Fund (ELF), Estonia
  8. Réseau Action Climat France (RAC France), France
  9. Germanwatch e.V., Germany
  10. National Society of Conservationists – Friends of the Earth Hungary (NSC – FoE HU), Hungary
  11. Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), Poland
  12. Zero, Portugal
  13. Focus, Slovenia
  14. SEO BirdLife, Spain


logos of the partner organisations



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