In a joint letter, 23 environmental NGOs urge the Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis, to assess the special circumstances around us and postpone the submission of the draft law “Modernization of Environmental Legislation” to Parliament until it can fully perform its legislative work.
Announcement with the main points of the Green Tank’s submission to the public consultation on the draft law “Modernization of Environmental Legislation” of the Ministry of Environment by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, which was completed yesterday.
PORTO LAGOS – The University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Green Tank, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Managing Body of Nestos Delta-Vistonida-Ismarida and Thasos (MB) organised a workshop for the pilot application of a methodology for assessing the governance of protected areas.
A brief overview of the detailed comments the Green Tank submitted to the public consultation regarding the country’s National Energy and Climate plan.
The Green Tank congratulates the Greek Prime Minister on his historic decision to close all lignite plants by 2028. Attention now must turn to the just transition of lignite regions.
Nikos Mantzaris participated in the 2nd Forum of Just Transition Mayors organized by the Mayor of Weisswasser, Germany on September 12, 2019. The forum was attended by 15 mayors from 7 European countries (Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina), Greek MEP Petros Kokkalis, many representatives of the civil society, trade unions as well as journalists.
Losses in the range of €700 million from the operation of lignite units in the past 3,5 years are revealed by a Green Tank report titled “The economics of Greek lignite plants: The end of an era.” The report concludes by proposing the retirement of specific lignite units in the immediate future so that the losses that the PPC faces are minimized in the coming years.
The Green Tank and ClientEarth, an organization of environment lawyers, filed today an appeal against the continuation of the operation of the Amyndeo lignite power plant.
7 Golden Rules proposed by NGOs and think tanks participating in the Europe Beyond Coal Network to guide regional and national authorities in developing and implementing strategies for the just transition of coal regions in the EU
In view of the upcoming parliamentary elections on July 7th, 23 non-governmental organizations, actors from civil society as well as from the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) are asking political parties for concrete commitments to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen the Social Solidarity Economy.