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LIFE IP EnerLIT- Improving energy efficiency in Lithuania

Organisation: CEEweb for Biodiversity Website: Added: October 10, 2023
Project start date: October 01, 0221
Project end date: December 31, 2030


Lithuania has embarked on a pivotal transformation with its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for 2021-2030, aligning itself with the EU's environmental mandates and the Paris Agreement. This plan emphatically targets sectors with the most significant energy efficiency potential: transport, building, and industry. Buildings, accounting for about 40% of primary energy consumption, emerge as prime contributors to GHG emissions. Meanwhile, the transport sector is directed towards a 9% reduction by 2030 from its 2005 statistics. LIFE IP EnerLIT stands at the crux of these ambitions, streamlining energy efficiency measures, GHG mitigation, and bridging the gaps that currently deter effective NECP implementation. By anchoring its objectives to the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive and European Green Deal, the project also becomes instrumental in a continental sustainability vision.

Financial data

Total Eligible Budget: 11,046,098 € EU Contribution: 6,627,658 € EU Funding Percentage: 60%


Recommendations: 1. Engage stakeholders from the transport, building, and industry sectors for insights and partnerships to achieve the set energy efficiency targets. 2. Prioritize public awareness campaigns, emphasizing the environmental and economic benefits of energy efficiency. 3. Foster innovative practices in green public procurement, aiming for continuous growth in its share. 4. Maintain rigorous monitoring and evaluation metrics to track progress and ensure adaptability. 5. Collaborate with the neighbouring country, Poland, to leverage shared learnings and resources, given the project's location in both Lithuania and Poland.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.