December 22, 2021
The European Union’s next long term budget and recovery package is a generational opportunity to tackle the climate crisis and build resilient societies. Yet, a lack of transparency and unwillingness to engage stakeholders, firstly with the recovery plans and now the Cohesion Funds, threatens to imperil a bounceback instead of steering the European Green Deal.
December 22, 2021
Konzultácie s odborníkmi z mimovládneho sektora pri príprave nového programového obdobia sa oproti minulosti zlepšili. Pri tvorbe …
December 6, 2021
Several European governments are breaking EU rules that require meaningful consultations with local authorities and civil society in planning cohesion spending, stakeholders have complained, while the European Commission says everything is, mostly, in order.
January 13, 2021
Diese Woche unter anderem in den Fremden Federn: Unter welchen Umständen Staatschulden die kommenden Generationen (nicht) belasten, was der grüne Kurswechsel der EIB bedeutet, wie man CO2 wieder aus der Atmosphäre bekommt und warum das trotzdem nicht genug ist.
December 18, 2020
Having undergone a significant transformation that raised its public profile, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is set to occupy an increasing role in bridging development gaps between the EU’s regions while raising funds for greening, but public finance watchers warn that hitting targets will not be easy.
January 15, 2020
The next EU budget should scrap climate and air quality harming investments, environmental campaigners have said, after the European Commission approved on Thursday Cohesion Fund aid of more than €100m to build two waste-to-energy incineration plants i
EU parliament reverses course, votes for strong action on climate with future funds for Europe’s needy regions
March 27, 2019
For immediate release. Brussels, Prague – A vote today by the Parliament has excluded fossil fuels from the EUR 320 billion European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Funds for 2021-2027, signalling a clear commitment to the EU’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement and its net-zero emissions Long Term Strategy.
EU Parliament shirks responsibility for climate action in future funding of Europe’s most needy regions
February 14, 2019
Brussels, for immediate release – A vote today by the Parliament on the future European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Funds for 2021-2027 opens the possibilities for continued funding of fossil fuels, in spite of the EU’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement and its net-zero emissions Long Term Strategy.
February 13, 2019
Today the members of the European Parliament adopted the Common Provisions Regulation, which sets the principles and common rules on how Cohesion Policy funding should be spent from 2021 to 2027. Civil society groups CEE Bankwatch Network and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcome the agreed climate-friendly provisions, including the exclusion of fossil fuel investments, but they must be reflected in tomorrow’s vote on the Regional Development Fund in order to become reality.
January 22, 2019
Brussels, for immediate release – Today the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development (REGI) adopted the so-called Common Provisions Regulation, which sets the conditions and principles governing the funding for Cohesion Policy from 2021 to 2027. NGO groups CEE Bankwatch Network and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcome the regulation, which exceeds the European Commission’s proposal by introducing new and additional safeguards against climate change.