10. Juni 2021 - 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.


  • Dr. Silke Karcher, Head of Climate Policy Unit, Environment Ministry 
  • Sylwia Andralojc-Bodych, Policy Advisor – Polish-German Climate Policy Cooperation, Germanwatch
  • Izabela Zygmunt, Senior Analyst, WiseEuropa 
  • Anelia Stefanova, Strategic Areas Director – Energy Transformation, Bankwatch

Date and time: 10 June 2021, 14:00-16:00 (CET)

Virtual event via MS Teams.  Please register here.

This event is free of charge and will be held in English language.

Organised by: E3G, DUH and CEE Bankwatch

Supported by: the European Climate Initiative (EUKI)