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Summary for policymakers: An energy pathway towards 2030 coal phase-out in Czechia. EMBER modeled a pathway to a coal-free Czechia by 2030. Using the hourly power system modelling the study shows how coal can be replaced in power and large-scale heat generation. The objective was to investigate the scale and feasibility of changes necessary to achieve a 2030 coal phase-out. The study was published in order to present the evidence mainly to the the Czech coal commission.
The age of coal in Europe is coming to its end. The decision of Germany, the second largest coal country in the EU, to exit coal is part of this trend and sends an important signal globally. However, while the German coal phase-out provides German coal regions with support to move beyond coal, it also has many weaknesses that other countries seeking to chart their path out of coal should be careful not to replicate. These nine lessons from the German experience can therefore serve as benchmarks for just and timely coal phase- out processes elsewhere.
In view of the in depth analysis of the Commission on NECPs, in this briefing document, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and ZERO – Association for the Sustainability of the Earth System – reiterate their recommendations from the report “PAVE THE WAY FOR INCREASED CLIMATE AMBITION: Opportunities and Gaps in the final National Energy and Climate Plans” in order to describe how the NECPs can contribute to implementing higher climate and energy targets in the EU. This briefing paper also adds on the country assessments of the report previously published by CAN Europe and ZERO, and includes opportunities and gaps for the final Bulgarian, German and Irish NECPs.
On November 12th 2020, an online roundtable titled “Czechia and Slovakia first response: National perceptions of 2030 target and implications for recovery policy” was organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Centre for Transport and Energy and Globsec, in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU. See the report by clicking on the button.
justThe Center for Transport and Energy and the European Climate Foundation would like to invite you to a seminar for journalists on a fair transition towards a sustainable society and carbon-neutral energy. After two centuries, a transformation is coming in which the world and its leaders the European Union want to switch coal for renewable resources which do not destroy the climate. And the main idea of a just transformation is clear: to create as many winners and a minimum losers as possible this time.
This project started by European Environmental Bureau and Clean Air Action Group (Levegő Munkacsoport) aims to have an impact on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF, i.e. the EU budget for the period 2021–27) and the Recovery and Resilience Facility by providing inputs to policy process work, exchanging views, increasing awareness on the necessity of making this EU budget climate-proof and developing targeted recommendations for improving the use of EU funds.
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.