Low carbon economy

The benefits of shifting towards a low-carbon economy are wide ranging. They include green growth, energy security and competitiveness in a world characterised by both increasing environmental and social awareness and natural and financial resource constraints. Reconciling the twin goals of carbon abatement and economic growth is possible, which is why European policymakers are working towards a low-carbon economy. Regions have their role to play in this transition.

Through our Low-carbon Economy theme, Interreg Europe fosters the exchange of experience and collection of best practices towards a low-carbon economy and how growth is achieved as a result of integrating all aspects of the economy around technologies and practices with low emissions.

Regions can learn from each other on for example policy action and investments to improve energy efficiency in public buildings, housing, businesses and households; raising the share of energy from renewable sources; and introducing policies to facilitate more sustainable, low-carbon transport and mobility, cleaner transport and alternative mobility behaviour.

This platform offers participants and other stakeholders a range of ideas and inspiration on what a low-carbon economy looks like and how they can practically move towards it.

This support is provided through a set of workshops, networking events, examples of good practices and a helpdesk of low-carbon economy experts.

Get Inspired

Interreg Europe is the follow-up programme for INTERREG IVC. Between 2007 and 2014 INTERREG IVC set the cogwheels of interregional cooperation in motion and gathered a lot of knowledge throughout the 204 financed projects. Get inspiration for your project proposal from the INTERREG IVC policy recommendations!