reMAC | Regenerative Energy for Metropolitan Areas and Cities

Background of Planning for Energy
and the EUCO2 project

The EUCO2 80/50 Climate Change project was conceived, initiated and promoted by METREX over the period 2006 to 2009.  METREX largely funded the pilot project in 2007/2008.  

All the project partner metropolitan areas are Members of METREX and the METREX Secretariat participated in the EUCO2 80/50 Workshops in 2010 to represent those Members of the Network who were not able to participate directly. Planning for Energy, by METREX, is an outcome of our participation in the EUCO2 80/50 project.

You can learn more about EUCO2 80/50 project and read the final report on the project website at


The EUCO2 80/50 partners

A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in most European metropolitan areas is achievable. It is conceivable and feasible that many European metropolitan areas can become largely self sufficient in renewable energy well before 2050 thus enabling the EU to meet its current objective of a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 80-95%, which is effective decarbonisation.

  • Commend the use of the Greenhouse gas Regional Inventory Protocol (GRIP) by European metropolitan areas
  • Support the role of metropolitan spatial planners in including Planning for Energy as a strategic planning function
  • Support the concept of a Planning for Energy tool
  • Urge the recognition by all levels of European governance of the key findings of the EUCO2 80/50 project that

The EUCO2 80/50 project was led by the Metropolregion Hamburg and supported by GE-ecomagination

EUCO2 80/50 used the Greenhouse gas Regional Inventory Protocol (GRIP).


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