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Lignite plants in the service of green energy – The case of thermal storage

Nikos Mantzaris, Green Tank’s senior policy analyst, participated in the two-day conference “Renewable & Storage Forum” organized successfully by energypress.

Just Transition in Greece and in Europe

Green Tank’s Nikos Mantzaris participated in the pan-European conference of Client Earth, an organization of environmental lawyers, on November 9th. In particular, in the session on Just Transition he presented a brief history of the transition in Greece with emphasis on the role of mayors and NGOs in the progress that has been made during the last 5 years. He…

Webinar: The new EU Biodiversity Strategy

Participation of Ioli Christopoulou in the webinar titled “The new EU 2030 Biodiversity, how does it concern us?” which was organized by organized by the citizens movement KOSMOS.

A new Partnership Agreement and a Recovery Plan without consultation?

Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou emphasizing the value of open dialogue and participatory consultations before the planning of Greece’s new Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 and the use of resources from the EU Recovery Fund are finalized.

Montenegro begins public debate on Just Transition

Nikos Mantzaris spoke about the developments related to the Just Transition of lignite regions in Greece and the EU at the national conference on climate change in Montenegro, on October 27, 2020.

On line forum on the transition to the post-lignite era

Nikos Mantzaris participated in the online forum “Western Macedonia-Megalopolis: Transition to the post-lignite era and new business opportunities” organized by Enterprise Greece and the Coordinating Committee for the Development Transition Plan (SDAM), under the auspices of the Ministries of Environment & Energy and Development & Investments, on October 22, 2020.

Invasive alien species: assessment and recommendations for an effective policy in Greece

Presentation by Ioli Christopoulou at the public dialogue event organized by Greece’s newly established Natural Environment and Climate Change Agency (NECCA) as part of the Interreg Europe INVALIS project.

16 Recommendations on the Master Plan for Greece’s lignite regions

The Green Tank submitted comments and specific recommendations to the public consultation on the Master Plan for the transition of Greece’s lignite regions to the post-lignite period.

A paradigm shift in Greece’s climate and energy policy

Nikos Mantzaris participated in the 15-year anniversary online event of ECOWEEK as a guest speaker on October 2, 2020 presenting the paradigm shift in Greece’s climate and energy policy following the decision to phase-out lignite by 2028 at the latest.

The Green Tank at the 3rd Forum of Just Transition Mayors

Ioanna Theodosiou and Nikos Mantzaris from The Green Tank participated in the 3rd Forum of Mayors on Just Transition. The Forum, seeks to bring together mayors of coal and lignite regions from across Europe to exchange good practices and explore joint actions on issues related to the shift of the local economies towards a sustainable direction.