HIGH-LEVEL EVENT REPORT – Repowering for the People: challenges and opportunities for EU member states

  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exposed the fossil fuel crisis more than ever, further highlighting the need for immediate actions to tackle the ongoing climate emergency and accelerate a needed energy transition. On 18 May, the European Commission reacted by presenting ‘REPowerEU’, with the objective of weaning off the EU’s reliance on energy imports from […]

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EVENT REPORT: Good practices of municipal climate and energy action – from development to implementation

On 25 May Focus, CAN Europe, RAC France, DOOR and CDE organised an online conference: “Good practices of municipal climate and energy action– from development to implementation”. More than 40 representatives from municipalities, public administration, energy and development agencies and NGOs from Slovenia, Czechia, Croatia, France and other countries participated to the event, discussing how […]

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Report: Iberian workshop on renewable energy interconnections

On June 30, 2021, SEO/BirdLife, the Spanish partner in Unify, led the second Iberian Workshop on renewable power interconnections between Portugal and Spain. The workshop took place online and with simultaneous translations, which allowed the joint participation of key institutions and competent entities in the issue of renewable power interconnections from both countries. The workshop […]

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Report: Iberian workshop on railway interconnections

On June 22, 2021, ZERO, the Portuguese partner in Unify, led the first Iberian Workshop on railway interconnections between Spain and Portugal. The workshop took place online and with simultaneous translations, which allowed the joint participation of key institutions and competent entities in the issue of railway interconnection from both countries. The workshop increased the […]

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HIGH LEVEL EVENT REPORT: Accelerating climate action in the EU and Member States through the Fit for 55 package and National Planning Processes

In July, the European Commission presented the “Fit for 55 package” which aims to revise the EU’s climate and energy legislation to implement its new 2030 climate target of net 55% emission reduction. Currently, Member States are developing their position on the package which needs a whole of government approach. In an effort to help […]

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Report Slovenian coal phase out workshop

On 12 May a CEE regional event on restructuring of coal regions and roles of local communities and trade unions within this process took place. At the event we discussed the importance of timely coal exit in the context of EU’s enhanced climate and energy policies. As Slovenia and other CEE countries are lagging behind we shed light on the key climate and economic reasons for abandoning coal before 2030. 

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Workshop report “Cultivating Just Transition in Central and Eastern Europe”

On 18 and 19 May 2021, Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE) and CAN Europe together organized an interactive online workshop Cultivating Just Transition in Central and Eastern Europe. The main ambition was to take a step back and reflect on the current status of just transition debates in different European regions, including in relation to the set up of relevant financial instruments, so as to help envisage constructive ways forward.

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BALTICS EU BUDGET WORKSHOP REPORT

In December 2020, the Unify project has organised a Baltic regional workshop on programming of EU funds with a focus on climate, energy and environmental issues.  In the online workshop the participants from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania exchanged on how to better participate in the multiannual financial framework (MFF) process and EU funds programming in their respective countries.

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