Overall assessment

Estonia’s total Cohesion Fund budget is EUR 760 million, with 60% of the investments supporting the fulfilment of the climate contribution requirement. The European Regional Development Fund amounts to EUR 1.67 billion EUR with 35% aimed at climate spending. Together the two Funds contribute to one national Operational Program, which includes important investments in improving energy efficiency via the reconstruction of buildings and district heating systems, and procuring biomethane buses for public transport. There are no mentions of energy communities in the Estonian Operational Programme.