The Green Tank participated in a workshop entitled “National Energy and Climate Plans: Assessment and Prospects for 2050” organized by the National Observatory of Athens on Tuesday 11 June 2019.
Initially, Elena Georgopoulou from the National Observatory of Athens presented the objectives of the conference in relation to the broader work the National Observatory of Athens is conducting on National Energy and Climate Plans in Greece and the EU.
Subsequently, Dimitris Lalas from FACETS presented in detail the criteria and the results of two comparative evaluations of the NECPs of the 28 member states of the European Union focusing on the relative ranking of Greece.
Nikos Mantzaris from the Greek Tank presented the lignite-related targets of the Greek NECP for 2030 and explained in detail the reasons why the Greek NECP should be revised and set a specific lignite phase out date by 2030 at the latest.
Finally, Giannis Sarafidis from the National Observatory of Athens presented and analyzed the European Commission’s scenarios for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, focusing on the challenges and possibilities for achieving a 100% reduction compared to 1990 levels.
An interesting conversation followed with all participants of the workshop.
- A report from energypress.gr on the Green Tank’s presentation on lignite (in Greek) here
- A report from energia.gr on the Green Tank’s presentation on lignite (in Greek) here
- You can download the presentation by the Green tank here
- You can see a video presenting lignite’s share in Greece’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1990 here: