NGOs take Romania to court in the country’s first climate lawsuit
April 6, 2023
Declic – one of Romania’s most important NGOs – has filed the country’s first ever climate lawsuit for the government’s failure to take appropriate measures to reduce and mitigate the foreseeable risks posed by the climate crisis. Climate activists from Declic also asked the court to issue Romanian Prime Minister Nicoale Ciucă and the Ministers of Environment and Energy with fines for every day of inaction. The case alleges that Romanian officials have breached their legal duties to adopt and implement an energy transition strategy that aligns with the Paris Agreement, keeping the global average temperature below a 1.5°C increase.
The Western Balkans Green Agenda Action Plan: Quantity over quality
October 8, 2021
This week’s EU-Western Balkan summit in Slovenia in the end resulted in agreement on a long-awaited Action Plan for the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans. But the climate and environment emergencies will not be solved by ‘indicative timeframes’.
GLOBALNO ZAGRIJAVANJE, SUŠA, GLAD: Zašto su ljeta sve toplija?
July 18, 2021
Toplotni talas u Kanadi u junu odneo je desetine života, javlja britanski javni servis BBC. U …
Еко-Свест: За педесет години во земјава ќе настане суша потребно е итно делување за влијанието од климатските промени
February 4, 2021
Поради климатските промени, сите земји што и се потписнички на Парискиот договор, се обврзани да работат кон тоа да глобалната температура …
EIB needs fundamental reforms to back its sustainable finance plans
January 20, 2021
Following today’s annual press conference of the European Investment Bank (EIB), in which the Bank’s President Werner Hoyer, presented its role in supporting the EU’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn in “smart and green” way, Bankwatch’s campaigners commented on the EIB’s sustainability track record and key deficiencies in the Bank’s policies that have been missing in President Hoyer’s statements today.
A Green Agenda for the Western Balkans: Where are the teeth?
October 8, 2020
The European Commission on Tuesday published its 2020 enlargement package and an Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans. This was followed on Wednesday by a Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, expected to be endorsed by the countries’ leaders at a summit in Sofia in November. We take a look at how the proposed Green Agenda compares to our recommendations.
The Road Less Travelled: How the European Investment Bank’s Climate Roadmap 2021-2025 can lead it to become the climate bank
May 20, 2020
This report summarises the EIB’s undertakings on the road towards becoming the EU’s Climate Bank. It presents our findings on the implementation of the EIB’s 2015 Climate Strategy and looks at the results of the Bank’s climate action in the EU and enlargement countries. It also puts forward recommendations to the Bank.
In An Age Of Climate Change, What Natural Resources Should We Save?
April 22, 2020
Activists across the Balkans are advocating for areas to be protected from development.
Why the Balkans is struggling to kick coal
April 20, 2020
Local politicians and Chinese companies are slowing the transition to renewable energy underway in the rest of Europe
No Limits: Serbia Fails to Rein in Coal-Fired Polluters
April 15, 2020
Every year, thousands of people die prematurely in Serbia due to the quality of the air they breathe. Yet the country is still in breach of obligations to control harmful emissions from its coal-fired power plants.