Leaked document: Czechia plans to spend EU just transition money on gas and subsidising corporations
October 22, 2020
The Czech government is planning to use money from the Just Transition Fund (JTF) to finance the transition of coal units to gas and subsidise large energy companies owned by the state or Czech billionaires, according to a 40-page document authored by the Czech Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Environment, which was just leaked to Czech media.
October 20, 2020
The Environment Committee paves the way for a green and sustainable recovery by applying stricter criteria for all new investments in fossil fuels.
September 22, 2020
Hours after the European Commission announced plans to increase the GHG emissions reduction target to 55%, MEPs voted to keep fossil fuels in the Just Transition Fund.
EU FUNDS FOR A GREEN RECOVERY: RECOMMENDATIONS TO STEER EU REGIONAL AND RECOVERY FUNDING TOWARDS CLIMATE NEUTRALITY
July 16, 2020
This report highlights investments and measures as listed in NECPs. It proposes new measures which have a great potential to boost climate ambition and a green recovery, and should receive EU and recovery funding as a priority.
New report calls on Member States to steer EU regional and recovery funding towards climate neutrality
July 16, 2020
Ahead of this week’s European Council meeting where Heads of State will gather to discuss and potentially agree on the next term EU budget, the report analyses investments and measures presented in the NECPs of the following 14 Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. It points out the measures in NECPs that are set to receive funding from the next EU budget and recovery funding, makes the case for significant spending improvements to boost climate ambition, and indicates harmful measures in the NECPs that should be excluded from the EU funding.
June 19, 2020
Brussels – Emphasising green spending in the next one trillion plus euros EU budget is the surest way to reach an agreement on the deal while leading the bloc to a more resilient recovery from the pandemic, say campaigners at CEE Bankwatch Network ahead of today’s European Council.
June 15, 2020
To achieve a green recovery with EU funds, what depends on CEE Member States and what depends on the EU?
April 30, 2020
Over three quarters of the energy projects proposed by the EU’s neighbours for priority status, including privileged access to public funds, are fossil fuels projects.
March 26, 2020
A new study commissioned by Friends of the Earth-CEPA and Bankwatch estimates that a planned waste incinerator in Novaky, Slovakia will not solve energy, climate or waste issues. According to the analysis, it will be almost impossible for the plant to meet supply quotas and new recycling targets. Considering the high level of CO2 emissions from waste incineration, this solution will furthermore continue to pollute the environment while also preventing Slovakia from investing in renewables.
February 20, 2020
EU leaders hold today a special European Council meeting where they will discuss and maybe agree on the size and structure of the EU budget for the period 2021-2027. Regardless of the size, current proposals for the EU budget of the next decade fall short of ambitious climate action.