What lessons can other countries and sectors learn from the work of the German Coal Commission? The summary lists some findings.


Briefing Paper: The German Coal Comission – A Role Model for Transformative Change?

The briefing paper by E3G analyses what lessons can be learned from the German Coal Commission for transformation processes in other countries (especially the CEE region) and sectors. Key findings are multi-stakeholder engagement, astrong regional component and a mandate to lay out multiple policy options. The analysis is part of an EUKI project with CEE Bankwatch and DUH. The results were published in an English briefing paper and a German summary.

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Accelerating the Energy Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe and Learning from the German Experience


Briefing: A Just Transition of European Coal Regions: Assessing Stakeholder Positions Towards the Transition Away from Coal

This briefing offers a deep dive into the positioning of key stakeholders as well as opportunities and challenges for a transition away from coal in some of Europe’s most coal-dependent regions: Ústecký kraj (Czech Republic), Western Macedonia (Greece), Upper Silesia (Poland), Horná Nitra (Slovakia) and Obilić (Kosovo). It aims to serve as background for necessary political and policy decisions surrounding a phase-out from coal.

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Report: The Political Economy of the Low Carbon Transition: Climate & Energy Snapshot Romania

This report by E3G studies the progress of energy transition in Romania. In concrete, national conditions, political system, and external projection are analysed.

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Accelerating the Energy Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe and Learning from the German Experience


Report: The Political Economy of the Low Carbon Transition: Climate & Energy Snapshot Bulgaria

This report by E3G studies the progress of energy transition in Bulgaria. In concrete, national conditions, political system, and external projection are analysed.

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Report: Funding the Just Transition to a Net Zero Economy in Europe: Opportunities in the Next EU Budget

The next European Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) has the means to underpin Europe’s support to help achieve a just transition to a net zero carbon economy. This report aims to assess the Commission’s recently released sectoral proposals for the period 2021-2027. It explores the contribution of several instruments – Cohesion Policy Funds, European Social Fund Plus, InvestEU, Horizon Europe and European Globalisation Adjustment Fund – to the just transition agenda. It also identifies options for the EU regulator to better align funds with this agenda.

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Accelerating the Energy Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe and Learning from the German Experience