Croatia falls one spot to 30th in this year’s CCPI and is among the overall medium performers. Croatia receives a high rating in the Renewable Energy category, but a low in GHG Emissions, Energy Use, and Climate Policy.
In 2020 Croatia adopted a National Energy and Climate Plan with an overall goal of, by 2030, a 43% GHG emissions reduction compared with 2005 levels. The CCPI experts expect the target to be revised in 2023. Croatia adopted a national Long-Term Strategy that does not include a net-zero target.
Energy crisis lowers fossil fuel phase-out ambitions
At COP26 in Glasgow, the government announced the goal of achieving 37% of renewables by 2030. This surpasses the European Union goal of 32%.
While Croatia has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance, the experts indicate there is no fossil fuel phase-out plan for Croatia – for coal or for oil and gas. All plans have been halted because of the ongoing energy crisis.
The experts want to see the country reach its potential in climate action. They demand that the government set clear targets for a fossil fuel phase-out.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI:
- Society for sustainable development design (DOOR)