EUKI Event

10 June 2021, 14:00-16:00

How can Germany and CEE work together for more climate ambition?

The increased 2030 EU climate target, and the new EU budget and recovery fund, present an opportunity for countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to invest in the measures and technologies needed to implement the European Green Deal. However, EU climate ambition is still perceived as an obstacle to economic development by some governments, who oppose stronger climate policy. As civil society and other progressive voices from CEE are underrepresented in high-level debates in Brussels and Berlin, this workshop aims to intensify contacts between progressive CEE stakeholders and relevant German policy makers. The goal is to contribute to a better common understanding of the political obstacles and open up new perspectives for promoting climate action in the region.


This webseminar with German government representatives will focus on addressing major stumbling blocks to greater cooperation between Germany and CEE on climate issues and discuss how Germany can work with CEE governments to secure their support for upcoming reforms and initiatives under the European Green Deal.


  • Manuel Sarrazin, Member of the German Parliament, Green party spokesperson for Eastern European policy 
  • Dr. Silke Karcher, Head of Climate Policy Unit, Environment Ministry 
  • Izabela Zygmunt, Senior Analyst, WiseEuropa 
  • Anelia Stefanova, Strategic Areas Director – Energy Transformation, Bankwatch

This event is free of charge and will be held in English language. Please find the link to enter the seminar hereWe kindly ask you to register below.

Organised by:  E3GDUH and CEE Bankwatch

Supported by: the European Climate Initiative (EUKI)

Event Date

10 June 2021

14:00 – 16:00 CET


Bookings are closed for this event.