Impact of the project

The Impact of the Project is the more relevant section in this web platform, enabling local authorities and general public to access the results of the implementation of the tested fiscal policies, which will mean greater awareness and motivation on the use of renewable energy sources.

LOCAL4GREEN Project has supported 78 Local Authorities from the 9 partners’ countries, that appear in the map and the list below, to design and implement local fiscal policies that promote the use of renewable energy sources in rural areas and islands. In each municipality of the list below, we can find information about indicators like the number of policies designed, the number of technical support services provided, the number of policies evaluated, and in the case that the policies have been implemented, their impact in the consumption of renewable energy sources and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

With the support of the Project, 79 green fiscal policies have been approved in 8 of the 9 partners’ countries. Most of the policies entail a reduction of taxes/fees like the property tax, the fee for construction of new buildings/refurbishment, the fees for use or occupation of public land, the tax on economic activities, the municipal buildings leasing/renting revenues and the waste collection and lighting fees. Some of these policies have been included in the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs) of the municipalities signatories of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, to contribute to the EU 2030 target of 40% greenhouse gas reduction.

Most of the policies approved have been started to implement in 2019, so there has been a little time to know their impact, in terms of increasing RES production and reduction of CO2 emissions, and therefore the Project has carried out estimations to calculate these indicators.

On the other hand, to increase the dissemination impact, the Project has developed the online training platform, offering learning courses that allow to transfer the main tools of the Project. Visit our training platform!

To know the impact of the Project, click on the link of each municipality.