Italy's National Energy and Climate Plan

The Italian Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (INECP) 2030 marks the beginning of an important change in Italy's energy and environmental policy towards decarbonization. It revolves around 5 lines of action to be developed in an integrated way: decarbonization, energy efficiency, energy security, the development of the internal energy market, research, innovation and competitiveness. The goal is to create a new energy policy that ensures full environmental, social and economic sustainability of the national territory while supporting this transition.


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Ministry of Economic Development 

Ministry for Ecological Transition 

Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility


01 Dec 2018

Draft to European Commission

The draft of the NECP was sent to the European Commission, prepared on the basis of technical analyses and evolutionary scenarios of the energy sector, carried out with the contribution of the main public bodies operating on energy and environmental issues (GSE, RSE, Enea, Ispra, Politecnico di Milano).

01 Jan 2019

Public consultation and Environmental Strategic Assessment

An extensive public consultation was carried out, together with the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Plan.

01 Jun 2019

Evaluation by the European Commission 

The European Commission formulates its own assessments and recommendations on the Plan proposals presented by EU Member States, including Italy, which was evaluated positively overall.

01 Nov 2019

Illustration of Plan to the Productive Activities Commission

Minister Patuanelli, the Minister of Economic Development during the XVIII Italian legislature, illustrated the general lines of the Plan to the Productive Activities Commission of the Chamber of Deputies.

01 Dec 2019

Approval of the Plan

The Plan was the subject of fruitful discussions with the Regions and Associations of Local Authorities, which, on 18 December 2019, finally endorsed the NECP following the implementation of various amendments.

01 Jan 2020

Publication of the final text of the Italian Energy and Climate Plan

The final text of the Italian National Energy and Climate Plan was published.

Youth Contribution

Federico Brocchieri

Federico Brocchieri, 29 years old, is a young expert in environmental studies. Since 2011 he has participated as a delegate to the UN climate conferences (UNFCCC COP17 - COP25), and since 2017 as a member of the national technical delegation of Italy and the European Union. In 2018 he obtained the qualification as Expert Auditor from the UNFCCC for the performance of technical reviews in the context of transparency activities for the Convention. He currently collaborates with the Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) as part of the international ICAT project, providing technical support to developing countries in order to strengthen their national transparency capacities.

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Federica Gasbarro

Federica Gasbarro is an environmental activist, recognized in 2021, as one of the 100 young Italian leaders of the future according to Forbes Italia. She was the only Italian chosen by the United Nations as a representative at the first gathering of young leaders at the UN Headquarters and at the General Assembly during the summit for the Climate 2019. She will represent Italy at Youth4Climate which will bring together 400 young people from all over the world from the 28th to the 30th of September 2021.

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Daniele Guadagnolo

Daniele Guadagnolo is co-founder and active member of several non-profit organizations and networks in Italy and internationally, including Change For Planet, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Youth Action Hub of Italy, and European Climate Pact Ambassadors. Together with Federica Gasbarro, Daniele Guadagnolo will represent Italy at the next Youth4Climate summit which will bring together nearly 400 young people from all over the world from the 28th to the 30th of September in Milan to talk about the climate on the eve of Pre-Cop 26

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