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Technical consultations with political undertones – assessment of the 2022 UN Interim Climate Conference

Tibor Schaffhauser, Co-founder of the Green Policy Center sums up the outcomes and main takeaways of the Bonn Climate Change Conference held in June.

RRP: the bare minimum for over 9 billion euros

Sonia Buchholtz, from Forum Energii writes about Poland's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) and how it should be further implemented so that its measures are adjusted to the current situation.

EU ETS reform and the role of financials on the market

Wojciech Dąbrowski, CEO of the PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna writes about the ongoing debate on the EU ETS reform: there are options that might address the issue of excessive speculation and at the same time keep the market open for the players that ensure its liquidity.

It’s high time to move on to CCUS

Victor Bernabeu, Senior Policy Advisor at Eurogas writes about the deployment of a successful CCUS value chain as fundamental for the European climate strategy.

The Nature-Climate-People integrated approach

Mihaela Dragan-Lebovics, NbS Project Officer at the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia writes about how the Western Balkans would benefit from nature protection, biodiversity and specifically Nature-based Solutions as integral components of the Green Agenda.

Cutting ties, forging alliances: how transport electrification and renewable electricity can reshape Europe’s economic landscape

Jaap Burger, Senior Advisor at the Regulatory Assistance Project writes about the importance of reducing direct transport emissions through electrification and the consequent further rollout of renewable electricity production.

Central Europe should aim for green strategic autonomy in the wake of Russian aggression

Tim Gore (IEEP) and Tomas Jungwirth (AMO) write about how it is in Central Europe’s national interest to cut its dependency on Russian energy and material exports. CEE should embrace green strategic autonomy as the foundation of peace and security in the region.

Ukraine’s accelerated EU accession from a green perspective

Tibor Schaffhauser, Co-founder of the Green Policy Center writes about the opportunity for Ukraine to gain admission to the EU, reviewing the climate policy aspects and examining whether the country is adequately prepared for it.

A green step towards an energy independent and efficient European Union

Manuel Dueñas, Head of Public Sector Division for CEE at the EIB writes about energy efficiency of buildings as one area where we can do a lot for the success of climate action, leading the way also for the EU energy independence.

The inclusion of gas in the Taxonomy doesn’t have to be a fatal blow to the EU’s efforts to reach net-zero

The European Commission’s decision to include gas in the EU’s Taxonomy gave way to fears that the efforts to reach climate goals have been compromised. For Stanisław Stefaniak, Senior Regulatory Analyst at the Instrat Foundation, the good news is that’s unlikely.

How the war in Ukraine presents an opportunity to decarbonise road and heating in Europe

Dóra Fazekas, managing director of Cambridge Econometrics Hungary writes about how import bans could eventually result in a permanent change in the way Europe’s citizens will travel, heat their homes and transport goods.

Let’s change perspective and celebrate the infinite potential in women

Change perspective! Let’s make this year’s International Women's Day not only about words but also about actions! Andrea Pánczél, Chair and co-founder of the Women in Energy Association reminds us that on this day, while we celebrate women all around the world, war is raging in our neighbourhood.

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