July 8, 2021
This briefing is the third in our series of updates on the Territorial Just Transition Plan (TJTP) preparation process in seven central and eastern European (CEE) countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
June 17, 2021
If official communication about the coal phaseout is any indication about how proper the process will be, we have reason to worry. Over the past weeks, the Romanian government first said they would phase out coal, then came back to say they don’t actually mean all of it.
May 18, 2021
Based on three years of working on just transition in central and eastern European countries, Bankwatch has put together a set of guidelines which countries in the Western Balkans now embarking on the process can use to launch their own just transition.
May 18, 2021
Eight steps for a just transition aims to encourage national campaigners, civil movements, and local activists to begin the just transition process in their communities. Based on Bankwatch’s experience working with just transition countries in central
How are CEE governments planning to use EU funds for the transition of coal regions? New Bankwatch report gives journalists tools to monitor the process
March 3, 2021
Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs) are a precondition for European Union Member States to access the EUR 17.5 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF). The plans must outline the expected process of transitioning away from a coal-based economy; the most affected territories and all types of impacts; what operations are envisaged; and how the process will ensure participation, monitoring and evaluation. TJTPs are developed at the sub-regional level; therefore, countries must produce documents for each territory where they plan to spend money from the Just Transition Fund.
March 3, 2021
Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs) are a precondition for European Union Member States to access the Just Transition Fund (JTF), worth EUR 17.5 billion. The documents must outline the expected transition process; the most affected territories an
February 22, 2021
As part of the just transition of the Upper Nitra region in Slovakia, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investments and Informatisation has collected project concept notes since 2018. One of the projects, proposed by HU
February 10, 2021
Heating is a basic need in Latvia, where the average heating season lasts 200 days. More than half (58%) of Latvia’s primary energy consumption is used for heating. This report from Bankwatch and Green Liberty analyses the district heating projects implemented in Latvia with the support of EU funds during the last 20 years.
El IIDMA ve necesario una planificación anticipada de procesos de transición justa ante el cierre de centrales de carbón
December 17, 2020
El Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA), junto con la coalición Europe Beyond Coal(EBC) y Bankwatch Network, han señalado que, a medida que las centrales de carbón cierran en favor de las energías renovables, se debería asegurar una planificación anticipada de los procesos de transición justa para asegurar las oportunidades económicas y de bienestar para las comunidades y trabajadores afectados por estos cierres.
December 14, 2020
This policy paper is a companion piece to “Accelerated Lignite Exit in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece”, a report published in May 2020 modelling the impact of the early retirement of some coal and all lignite power plants in the electricity sector in the three countries.