July 14, 2021
Biodiversity loss and climate change are the biggest environmental threats we face today. To address such crises, the EU has set in place a series of climate and environmental objectives as part of the European Green Deal. However, in order to achieve
June 30, 2021
Estonia’s recovery and resilience plan was one of the last to be submitted to the European Commission. Yet despite the extra time it took authorities to develop, the plan is based on an incomplete vision of a green recovery which completely ignores the issues of biodiversity and nature protection.
June 17, 2021
The European Commission has released its first assessments of how Member States plan to spend from EUR 672 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility, and Bankwatch urges the Commission to ensure that commitments for spending on climate and biodiversity protection are met before the plans are approved.
June 9, 2021
This briefing provides a compilation of assessments of recovery plans submitted to the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The document was prepared in cooperation with Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, EuroNatur and the European Environmental Bureau
June 2, 2021
Although the Hungarian recovery and resilience plan has undergone major changes since its first draft, it is still far from ensuring a green and just recovery. Despite MTVSZ / Friends of the Earth Hungary’s proposals, the final version leaves households alone in their efforts to improve energy efficiency and fails to propose easily-achievable biodiversity measures. If small modifications are made during the EU-level approval process, the plan could be improved considerably.
May 31, 2021
This briefing analyses plans for gas investments in the recovery plans of eight central and eastern European countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia). It reveals that most contain gas investments,
May 21, 2021
This briefing provides an overview of Bulgaria’s proposed measures (as of 16 April) for spending funds from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. Although the plan proposes some positive measures for the environment and climate, it also includes i
May 20, 2021
This report brings together assessments of the national recovery and resilience plans of ten central and eastern European (CEE) countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia). It outli
May 7, 2021
This briefing provides an overview of the Czech Republic’s proposed measures (as of 9 April) for spending funds from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. The Czech recovery plan includes a number of measures supporting the energy efficiency and d
April 29, 2021
This briefing provides an overview of Hungary’s proposed measures (as of 1 April) for spending funds from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. Although Hungary’s draft recovery and resilience plan does not directly finance fossil fuels, it does n