Publication: Heroes of Just Transition

‘Heroes of Just Transition’ features seven stories from coal communities around central and eastern Europe, the challenges they face as they move away from coal and the solutions they find – sometimes even in spite of resistance from the central governments. The Bankwatch publication was launched during the side event ‘Local communities build a post-coal future’ at the COP24 in Katowice.

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


EUKI Flyer

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) strengthens European cooperation in climate protection and is active in 26 EU countries. With a competition for project ideas and tenders along main policy priorities of the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), 53 projects have been selected for financing. Our flyer explains the work of EUKI, who we address and what the initiative’s goals are.

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Report: Aligning EU Investment and Climate Targets

The EU budget has the potential to be a positive driving force in reducing emissions across all sectors. It can also help Member States meet their climate targets and encourage smarter public investment. This executive summary discusses how the EU Budget can help Member States in reducing emissions.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

Titelblatt der WWF-Studie zum Bergbau in Schlesien


Report: From restructuring to sustainable development – The case of Upper Silesia

In this report, Wise Europe and WWF Poland present a synthetic diagnosis of key developmental challenges for the Silesian Voivodeship, emphasising those resulting from specific local conditions and those deriving from the level of advancement of country-wide development processes. They ask what role hard coal will play in the region’s future, pointing to the declining trend the mining sector is exhibiting. They examine the limitations connected with maintaining a high level ofdependence for power and economic dependence on this black fuel, while identifying the scale of and areas in which modernization is needed.

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Just Transition Eastern and Southern Europe

Titelblatt der Agora-Studie zu Clean Energy Transition in SEE


Report: A Clean-Energy Transition in Southeast Europe: Challenges, Options and Policy Priorities

This paper addresses the main challenges to a cleanenergy transition in SEE and provides a number of policy recommendations for achieving it. The paper is a result of two projects: the Western Balkans Energy Transition Dialogue project2 and South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue.

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South Eastern Europe Energy Transition Dialogue

Titelblatt der Studie zu Emissionsreduzierung im ungarischen Transportsektor


Report: Emissions reduction strategies for the transport sector in Hungary

Hungary has to reduce its non-ETS greenhouse gas emissions by 7% in 2030, and transport is one of the highest emitters within these non-ETS sectors. As a result, and also to comply with the EU’s long-term decarbonisation goals and the Paris agreement, Hungary must take urgent and robust action to reduce the emissions in transport. In this report for the European Climate Initiative (EUKI), T&E analyses and proposes a series of key actions that Hungary should undertake to decarbonise transport.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport


Report: Emissions reduction strategies for the transport sector in Romania

Romania has to reduce its non-ETS greenhouse gas emissions by 2% in 2030, and transport is one of the highest emitters within these non-ETS sectors. As a result, and also to comply with the EU’s long-term decarbonisation goals and the Paris agreement, Romania must take urgent and robust action to reduce the emissions in transport. In this report for the European Climate Initiative (EUKI), T&E analyses and proposes a series of key actions that Romania should undertake to decarbonise transport.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport


Report: Emission reduction strategies for the transport sector in Spain (Spanish)

Transport is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Spain.  Since 2012, transport emissions in Spain have been increasing; In the context of the need for decarbonization by the middle of the century following the Paris Agreement, it is essential to reverse this trend.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport


Report: Emission reduction strategies for the transport sector in Spain (English)

Transport is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Spain. Since 2012, transport
emissions in Spain have been increasing; in the context of needing to be decarbonised by the midcentury
under the Paris Agreement, this trend needs to be rapidly reversed. Spain is already
experiencing amplified climate change and warming compared to Europe.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

Titelblatt der Ecologic-Studie


Background Paper: How Can EU Reform Strengthen EU Climate and Energy Policies?

Triggered by Brexit, the EU began a process of reflection, soul-searching and possibly reform – the so-called “Bratislava process” or the “process on the Future of Europe”. EU institutions, Member States and civil society have made a number of contributions to this process. This paper of the Ecologic Institute discusses how the EU reform process can help improve EU climate and energy policies.

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Reforming the EU: Climate Policies as the New Trade Mark of the EU