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The challenge of Just Transition in the post-lignite era

Opinion piece by Nikos Mantzaris on the main political asks related to the transition of lignite regions in Greece to the post-lignite era.

The 2nd Forum of Mayors on Just Transition in Germany

Nikos Mantzaris participated in the 2nd Forum of Just Transition Mayors organized by the Mayor of Weisswasser, Germany on September 12, 2019. The forum was attended by 15 mayors from 7 European countries (Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina), Greek MEP Petros Kokkalis, many representatives of the civil society, trade unions as well as journalists.

Lignite plants and water pollution in Greece – the case of Akrini

Τhe Green Tank participated in a debate which took place on Tuesday 10 September 2019, on the Water Framework Directive and coal. The discussion was co-organized by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the WWF European Policy Office (WWF EU) and the Polish environmental organization “Development YES – Open-Pit Mines NO “.

Lignite industry – PPC’s economic and ecological “bomb”

Discussing our report about the economics of Greek lignite plants with journalists George Papachristos and Geena Moscholiou on the TV show “ONE Direct”.

A guide to a conscious and ecological way of living

Thoughts and proposals by Nikos Mantzaris on what citizens can do in their everyday life to reduce their carbon footprint.

The end of an era for Greek lignite

Losses in the range of €700 million from the operation of lignite units in the past 3,5 years are revealed by a Green Tank report titled “The economics of Greek lignite plants: The end of an era.” The report concludes by proposing the retirement of specific lignite units in the immediate future so that the losses that the PPC faces are minimized in the coming years.

Legal challenge against lignite power plant Amyndeo

The Green Tank and ClientEarth, an organization of environment lawyers, filed today an appeal against the continuation of the operation of the Amyndeo lignite power plant.

7 golden rules for just transition planning in EU coal regions

7 Golden Rules proposed by NGOs and think tanks participating in the Europe Beyond Coal Network to guide regional and national authorities in developing and implementing strategies for the just transition of coal regions in the EU

Halkidiki 10 July 2019 – The climate crisis is here

On the tragic occasion of the events that struck Halkidiki in northern Greece on July 10, 2019, the Green Tank commented to media on how extreme weather events will become more intense and common due to the climate crisis.

Nature conservation and climate change

On Thursday July 11, 2019, Ioli Christopoulou participated in a panel discussion organized by the Institute Π2 – Progress in Action titled “Lightning strikes in the summer: Will we stand as spectators?”