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End of the road for super-polluting Greek lignite power plant

The Green Tank, an Athens-based environmental think tank and ClientEarth, an organization of environment lawyers, have announced today their decision to withdraw their challenge against the Greek government’s decision to illegally extend the lifetime of one of its most polluting plants, the lignite-fired Thermal Power Station (TPS) Amyntaio.

Elements of a National Climate Law

Nikos Mantzaris participated in an online debate on the formulation of a national Framework Climate Law organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

EU ETS and Just Transition

Article by Nikos Mantzaris on the opportunity arising from the escalation of carbon prices to fund the Just Transition of Greece’s lignite regions through the public revenue from auctioning of CO2 allowances.

Contribution to the EU public consultation on biodiversity policy

The Green Tank contributed to the European Commission’s public consultation on EU biodiversity policy initiatives and nature restoration targets.

Official end for four of Greece’s lignite units

Announcement on the decision by the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) to permanently retire four lignite units, Kardia I-II and Amyntaio I-II, with a total gross nominal capacity of 1200 MW, representing 27% of Greece’s total lignite capacity.

Comments on the National Recovery and Resilience Plan

The Green Tank submits to the public debate its comments on Greece’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

Policy developments on invasive alien species

Presentation by Ioli Christopoulou at the 5th regional stakeholder meeting of the INVALIS project, which was dedicated to the application of the EU institutional framework for Invasive Alien Species.

Civil society demands that Greece’s Recovery Plan prioritises making society greener and fairer

The Green Tank co-signed a letter of 70 civil society organizations to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Theodoros Skylakakis, outlining their priorities for a green and just recovery and seeking more public involvement in developing policies

Post-pandemic green recovery

Interview of Ioli Christopoulou on the impacts of the pandemic and the need for a green recovery to journalist Aspasia Vouzi of the 102fm radio station of ERT3.

Letter to the Commission about the Territorial Just transition Plans

The European NGOs call on the Commission to strongly reaffirm the principles on which the TJTPs should be developed.