Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition for Western Balkans and Ukraine: where we are and how to move forward
Briefing | 22 January 2024
The Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition for Western Balkans and Ukraine platform builds on the experiences of the EU Initiative for coal regions in transition since 2017, with both initiatives contributing to implementing the European Green Deal. It was launched in December 2020 with the aim of helping countries and regions to move away from coal towards a carbon-neutral economy, while ensuring that this transition is just. It supports 17 regions in six countries neighbouring the European Union: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine.
The aim of this briefing is to assess the effectiveness of the platform and offer recommendations for improvements for the next period. It is primarily aimed at the principals of the platform.