The second and third pillars of the Just Transition Mechanism
March 13, 2023
The Just Transition Mechanism will provide funding to countries and regions expected to be particularly negatively affected by the transition away from fossil fuels as part of the European Green Deal. The Just Transition Mechanism consists of three sep
Assessment of Latvia’s Territorial Just Transition Plan
February 22, 2023
Latvia’s just transition regions – Latgale, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Kurzeme – are supposed to stop extracting and using peat for energy. Instead, with the help of EU funding allocated to various measures and projects through a Territorial Just Transition
What is the current state of the just transition processes in Bulgaria?
January 30, 2023
This briefing summarises just transition planning in Bulgaria thus far, reviewing the TJTPs’ compatibility with EU requirements and the overall process’s alignment with the partnership principle. It provides recommendations for improving just transition in the upcoming period.
Let the sunshine in: how a coal region in North Macedonia can switch to sustainable heating
December 21, 2022
The government in North Macedonia wants to link the 40 year old REK Bitola power plant to the regional heating system. But cementing the dependence on fossil fuels would be reckless. Instead, a new study finds that fitting houses in Bitola with air conditioning and solar panels could keep people warm, cut air pollution and even shield against increasingly volatile energy prices. Such households forming energy communities, the study shows, could not only lower initial investments but even generate them some income.
The Modernisation Fund in central and eastern Europe
December 13, 2022
This briefing gives insights into the Modernisation Fund, a funding programme to support 10 lower-income EU Member States in their transition to climate neutrality by modernising their energy systems and improving energy efficiency.
The Western Balkan power sector: between crisis and transition
December 5, 2022
As energy transition in the Western Balkans slowly proceeds, energy crisis has hit the region on four fronts: electricity prices, technical problems at coal plants, lack of water for hydropower, and skyrocketing biomass prices. This crisis is both a se
Hungary risks billions in EU funds if it goes ahead with investments in coal
October 25, 2022
Hungary is one of the countries most dependent on Russian gas and most hit by its skyrocketing prices. The real solution is to invest in …
Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in central and eastern Europe: October 2022 update
October 7, 2022
This briefing, the sixth in our series on the Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs), provides an overview of the progress on TJTPs in seven CEE countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. It focuses on t
EUTeens4Green: werden Sie Akteure der grünen Wende – Regionalpolitik
September 22, 2022
… 22.09.2022Die EUTeens4Green-Aufforderung zur Einreichung von Projektvorschlägen ist offen und gibt jungen Menschen die Möglichkeit, …
Utrka za čist vazduh – Lung Run 2022
September 9, 2022
Mreža CEE Bankwatch Network i Modern Escape Europe u saradnji sa Centrom za životnu sredinu organizuju utrku pod nazivom “Lung Run Ugljevik …