June 15, 2020
To achieve a green recovery with EU funds, what depends on CEE Member States and what depends on the EU?
June 1, 2020
Warsaw – As the Polish government is gearing up to prepare plans for the transformation of coal regions that would allow it to tap a 40 billion euro Just Transition Fund made available by Brussels, local municipalities and civil society demand to be included in the planning process.
May 5, 2020
Mentre i Paesi dell’Europa occidentale procedono verso la riduzione dell’uso del carbone, i paesi dell’ex Unione Sovietica si muovono nella direzione opposta. Source: La “cortina di carbone” è la nuova cortina di ferro
April 15, 2020
A new study commissioned by a coalition of NGOs including Bankwatch member Estonia Green Movement that analyzed the different European and Estonian funds in place or under development that could be useful for the transition, the existing plans Estonia has in place and policy recommendations from international best practises.
April 14, 2020
An assessment report by Bankwatch Romania in Gorj County, the largest carbon-intensive region in Romania, shows that coal mining and energy production from coal is already inefficient for the local economy.
April 14, 2020
The report Financing a just transition in Gorj, Romania analyses the way EU funding was spent between 2007 and 2013 to mitigate the social costs of layoffs within Oltenia Energy Complex by retraining and labour market reintegration.
April 1, 2020
With the appointment of a new centre-right government in Slovakia on 21 March, the Slovak Climate Initiative prepared a twelve point programme to move Slovakia closer to its climate and energy goals.
March 20, 2020
Last week, the feedback period on the EU’s proposed regulation for the Just Transition Fund (JTF) closed. CEE Bankwatch Network was among over 150 organisations and individuals that submitted comments.
February 20, 2020
A just transition for Slovakia’s Upper Nitra is already underway. But turning plans into projects which can actually bring about this transition will be no easy feat. One of the challenges ahead will be to ensure that there is both enough money invested in the region and a sufficient number of good quality projects–projects that don’t lock in carbon-intensive technologies–that support local people.
February 14, 2020
National Energy and Climate Plan is a fundamental document that will define Romania’s ambitions in the field for the next decade. The recently published NECP is unambitious and it ignores Romania’s enormous potential for green economy transition and the European Green Deal.