Energiaátmenet: a helyi önkormányzatok, hatóságok hogyan építhetik a helyi kapacitásokat és növelhetik az átmenet társadalmi elfogadottságát?
April 5, 2023
This briefing focuses on enhancing local capacities, including workers’ skills, the participation process and investment opportunities to accelerate energy transition, particularly in Hungary’s three just transition regions.
Stara Zagora: caught between its brown coal past and a bright green future
March 30, 2023
In February and March 2023, our environmental organisation Za Zemiata (Friends of the Earth – Bulgaria) organised several meetings in Stara Zagora and Galabovo in south-central Bulgaria dedicated to just energy transition and the development opportunities it offers the region. Our main aim was to involve local stakeholders whose voices have thus far been ignored. Participants included representatives of civil society, members of small and medium-sized enterprises and academics from Trakia University in Stara Zagora. Unfortunately, despite efforts to foster dialogue between business, civil society, academia and the institutions, the absence of the municipality, which was invited to attend the meetings, was notable.
The second and third pillars of the Just Transition Mechanism
March 13, 2023
The Just Transition Mechanism will provide funding to countries and regions expected to be particularly negatively affected by the transition away from fossil fuels as part of the European Green Deal. The Just Transition Mechanism consists of three sep
Assessment of Latvia’s Territorial Just Transition Plan
February 22, 2023
Latvia’s just transition regions – Latgale, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Kurzeme – are supposed to stop extracting and using peat for energy. Instead, with the help of EU funding allocated to various measures and projects through a Territorial Just Transition
Невена Смилевска, CEE Bankwatch Network: Потребно е да ја поттикнеме енергетската транзиција на домаќинствата за да се намали енергетската сиромаштија
February 3, 2023
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Тодор Тодоров: Загубените 100 милиона евро европейски средства са половината от парите за Перник и Бобов дол
January 16, 2023
… „ Окончателно ги загубихме, защото правителство не успя да внесе в срок териториалните планове в ЕК за одобрение. Срокът беше краят на …
New report: proposed EU carbon tax to speed up energy transition in the Western Balkans
December 5, 2022
Western Balkan countries could collect at least EUR 2.8 billion annually to spend on a just and sustainable energy transition, if a domestic carbon pricing mechanism was in place, finds a new report by CEE Bankwatch Network released today, entitled “The Western Balkan power sector: between crisis and transition”.
Lung Run Ugljevik: a race against time for a just transition
October 30, 2022
Under the motto ‘Run for clean air – step by step for a just transition’ more than 50 people from eight countries gathered on 29 October in Ugljevik, Bosnia and Herzegovina to raise awareness about the urgency of a clean and sustainable future for coal dependent regions in the Western Balkans in a ten-kilometre trail running event.
Hungary risks billions in EU funds if it goes ahead with investments in coal
October 25, 2022
Hungary is one of the countries most dependent on Russian gas and most hit by its skyrocketing prices. The real solution is to invest in …
Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in central and eastern Europe: October 2022 update
October 7, 2022
This briefing, the sixth in our series on the Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs), provides an overview of the progress on TJTPs in seven CEE countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. It focuses on t