Just Transition

The lignite refugees

Article by Ioli Christopoulou on two lignite towns, Akrini and Anargiroi, in Western Macedonia, awaiting for years to be relocated, due to the degradation caused to their land and quality of life by the lignite industry.

The time has come: Lignite phase-out

Talk by Nikos Mantzaris titled “The time has come: Lignite phase-out!” in the context of the open discussion KOSMOSLabs which was entitled “Νo more coal, challenges and opportunities for coal free economy”, on May 6th, 2019.

Joint NGO letter addressed to the “Coal Regions in Transition” EC Platform

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.

The lignite sale distortions

Interview of Nikos Mantzaris on January 31, 2019 to kozani.tv regarding the distortions caused by the insistence to proceed with the PPC lignite sale and the two letters NGOs sent to three EU Commissioners.

UN Climate COP in Poland

Comment on the UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland and the inconsistency between the proposed Greek Energy and Climate Plan with the ambition needed to mitigate climate change.