Decarbonisation will not be achieved merely through political commitments, it also requires rigorous evidence-based planning. Romania still needs to publish its long-term strategy (LTS)
on how decarbonisation will be achieved by 2050. Since the initial deadline of January 1st, 2020, several key events and EU-level strategies have unfolded, which should be taken into account in
Romania’s upcoming LTS. The European Green Deal and the Fit-for-55 package brought forth a whole new level of ambition for GHG emissions reduction, while the REPowerEU will accelerate
the pace of the climate transition in the short and medium-term, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Romanian LTS needs therefore to outline a plan for the rapid decarbonisation of the
economy with the prospect of reaching climate neutrality before mid-century.
This report is part of the project Climate Recon 2050 – Dialogue on Pathways and Policies for
a climate-neutral EU. For further details, please visit the project website.