Just Transition

More national and European funds for Western Macedonia and Megalopolis

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.

Getting to know the EU Green Deal

Participation of Ioli Christopoulou in a panel discussion on the European Green Deal hosted by Matroni Dikaiakou’s “Karta Melous” (Member’s Card) show on the Hellenic Parliament’s broadcaster. The panel discussion brought to light both the ambitious objectives of the EU’s new development strategy as well as the challenges in accomplishing them, at the EU and national levels. Topics such as the decision of Greece to phase out lignite by 2028, the Just Transition Mechanism and the role of the EU funds were covered extensively

Environment 2019: 8+1 trends

Shortly before the dawn of the new decade, Ioli Christopoulou presents the 8+1 environmental trends from Greece and the world that marked 2019.

Western Macedonia after the decision to phase out lignite by 2028

Journalists Socrates Moutidis and Panagiotis Tsartsianidis attempt to give an X-ray of the situation in Western Macedonia immediately after the Greek prime minister’s historic announcement in New York “to close all lignite units the latest by 2028”, in their TV show in www.kozani.tv.