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.
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
Talk by Ioli Christopoulou titled “The critical decade – Financing for a sustainable future” during the National Conference on Growth for the Partnership Agreement 2021- 2027 on Friday, January 17 2020.
Opinion article by Nikos Mantzaris on the new Just Transition Mechanism aiming at supporting the transition of EU regions with high carbon intensity. The article was first published in Greek in energypress.gr on January 17, 2020 under the title: How Just is the Just Transition Mechanism?
Shortly before the dawn of the new decade, Ioli Christopoulou presents the 8+1 environmental trends from Greece and the world that marked 2019.
A brief overview of the detailed comments the Green Tank submitted to the public consultation regarding the country’s National Energy and Climate plan.
Participation in the research conducted by the team of journalists “The Manifold”, around the challenges of Just Transition to the post-lignite era in Greece.
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.
Interview by Nikos Mantzaris to Dimitra Krayianni and the newspaper “Tharros” regarding the challenges of the transition of the region of Western Macedonia to the post-lignite era.