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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.

EU developments and the next day in Western Macedonia

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.

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…

Governance of protected areas

PORTO LAGOS – The University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Green Tank, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Managing Body of Nestos Delta-Vistonida-Ismarida and Thasos (MB) organised a workshop for the pilot application of a methodology for assessing the governance of protected areas.

The new programming period 2021-2027, an opportunity for a sustainable future for Greece

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.

How Just is the Just Transition Mechanism?

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 on January 17, 2020 under the title: How Just is the Just Transition Mechanism?

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.

Greek caves and bats

Collaboration between the Green Tank and the LIFE GRECABAT project during a two-day conference organized by the project’s team at the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

Ptolemaida 5: The elephant in the room of Greece’s lignite phase out

Opinion piece by Nikos Mantzaris on the drawbacks of the operation of Ptolemaida 5 as a lignite power plant and the possibilities of converting it to a thermal energy storage facility.

The three biggest challenges of Greece’s new NECP

A brief overview of the detailed comments the Green Tank submitted to the public consultation regarding the country’s National Energy and Climate plan.