A preliminary assessment of the challenges of the Green Transition in national Recovery and Resilience Plans, focusing on sustainable transport.
COVID-19 has had severe socioeconomic impacts on Europe, resulting in the introduction of various policy measures to promote the recovery of Member States. One of the key measures undertaken by the European Council is the Next Generation EU (NGEU) recovery package, under which 806.9 billion Euros are to be allocated in the form of grants and loans via the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).
Against this background, Panteia has together with CSE COE completed a study for the European Parliament which provides a preliminary assessment of the contribution of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans of five Member States to the ‘Green Transition’ pillar, focusing specifically on the area of ‘sustainable mobility’.
Based on an analysis of five sustainable mobility measures found in National Recovery and Resilience Plans, the study finds that while the measures are generally coherent and balanced, their 'lasting impact' is not adequately assured. Moreover, the milestones and targets of the measures provide insufficient guarantees that the RRF objectives will be met. Finally, several sustainable transport policy areas are identified that deserve more attention in EU policy.
The full study can be found here.