On the occasion of the 2020 World Environment Day, Nikos Mantzaris and Ioli Christopoulou discuss the challenges that derive from recent environmental developments, in an article published in a special issue dedicated to the environment of the printed version of LIFO.
Article by Nikos Mantzaris in “Proinos Logos Kozani” regarding the available resources for the Just Transition of Greece’s lignite regions on the occasion of the activation of the relevant resources of the Green Fund.
Nikos Mantzaris was invited to the second Homemade Sustainability Discussion which was organized by the TEDxAUEB.
Analysis by Nikos Mantzaris on the state of play regarding the negotiation for the European Just Transition Fund
Nikos Mantzaris stressed the need for Just Transition, as a core component of the European Green Deal, to be a priority in the post-pandemic economic recovery plans – especially in the lignite regions.
Opinion piece by Ioanna Theodosiou on energy communities and the role they should and must play in the transition of Greece’s lignite regions to the postlignite era.
Nikos Mantzaris referred to the need for a revision of the allocation criteria for the, currently under nergotiation, European Just Transition Fund in an article my Machie Tratsa.
Nikos Mantzaris participated in Tasos Teloglou’s show “Special Report” on decision to phase out lignite, its causes, and its impacts on Western Macedonia and the future of PPC’s new, under construction lignite plant “Ptolemaida V”, which has already costed €1,4 billion.
The significance of Greece demanding a change in the criteria used to allocate funds of the new European Just Transition Mechanism among Member States, and the need for the Greek government to channel every year of this decade public funds from the auctioning of CO2 allowances to the country’s two lignite regions, were underlined by Nikos Mantzaris in an article by Machie Tratsa in Sunday’s “Vima” on the challenges these regions face because of the decision to phase out lignite.
Nikos Mantzaris spoke about the challenges of the Just Transition in Western Macedonia at two events in Kozani as well as in the local media.