Centre for Transport and Energy is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 1998 that focuses on the environmental impacts of transportation and energy production. Our aim is building and reinforcing a wide platform of groups and individuals who are interested in working towards sustainable transport and energy future.
Since 2019, we have been participating in the European LIFE UNIFY project coordinated by the Climate Action Network (CAN), which aims to support the timely and effective transition of EU Member States to a low-carbon economy. Within the project, we focus mainly on the following areas: national climate and energy plans, setting up a new EU budget, motivation and support of cities in adopting their own climate and energy strategies.
A follow-up project to UNIFY: The EU Connection to Combat Climate Change is a regionally oriented project funded by the German EUKI Foundation and a coordinated by Climate Action Network. It aims to increase ambitions and achieve long-term climate strategies in the Visegrad Group countries, Romania and Bulgaria.
The Center for Transport and Energy, as a member organization of the international network CEE Bankwatch, participates in a project financed by the European Climate Initiative EUKI, which is an instrument of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment. The main theme of the project is energy transformation and socially just transition from coal-dependent economy. The project aims to support change in the energy sector in order to meet the climate commitments stemming from the Paris Agreement. In the Czech Republic, within the project, we focus mainly on the just transition of our coal regions. Our aim is to strengthen the coal regions and help them get rid of their dependence on coal mining and burning.
A condition to access the Just Transition Fund is the creation of territorial just transition plans (TJTPs). According to the Fund’s proposal, the purpose of these plans will be to ‘provide an outline of the transition process until 2030, consistent with the National Energy and Climate Plans and the transition to a climate-neutral economy and identify subsequently the most impacted territories that should be supported’. This paper outlines recommendations for the content of each section in the TJTP in order to help countries produce meaningful plans which will ensure that the solutions envisaged for regions are sustainable and fair.
CDE contribution: Zuzana Vondrová
This report highlights investments and measures as listed in NECPs. It proposes new measure which have a great potential to boost climate ambition and a green recovery, and should receive EU and recovery funding as a priority. At the same time, it points out the harmful investments which should not be supported by EU funds in order to avoid a high-emission lock-in and to prevent biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation.