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.
The letter of the CEO of PPC to the European Commissioner of Competition is nothing less than an acknowledgement of the financial dead end the Ptolemaida 5 lignite project is facing, rendering imperative the need to find alternative solutions for the country’s largest energy investment, the Green Tank says.
The Green Tank sent a letter to Members of the Greek Parliament asking them to reject an amendment approving a market-wide capacity mechanism, which was submitted by the Minister of Environment and Energy late on Thursday evening.
The effort of environmental groups in Greece and Europe to relieve PPC and Greek citizens from the deadlocks associated with the sale of PPC’s lignite is reaching its peak.
8 environmental organizations sent a letter to the newly founded Secretariat of the Coal Regions in Transition Platform, with the goal of establishing a better cooperation between the Secretariat and the NGOs.
A request towards the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy to shut down lignite power plant Amyndeo was submitted today by the Green Tank and ClientEarth, an organization of environmental lawyers.
On February 19, 2019, the Green Tank together with the European NGO networks Europe Beyond Coal, Climate Action Network, CEE Bankwatch, the Polish Green Network, the Hungarian Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and WWF co-signed a letter addressed to the chair of the “Coal Regions in Transition” EC Platform, aiming to improve the just transition process.
On January 24, 2019, the Green Tank together with European NGO networks European Beyond Coal, Climate Action Network and Client Earth sent two letters, one to Commissioners Cañete και Šefčovič and a separate one to Commission Vestager in which they argue for the urgent need to cancel the Greek PPC lignite sale.