Climate Change

July 2021 is the world’s hottest month ever recorded

July 2021 was the world’s hottest month ever recorded

18 August 2021 - It remains very likely that 2021 will rank among the world’s 10-warmest years on record, according to US agency NOAA.

Scientists urge state of emergency Croatia climate change

Scientists urge state of emergency in Croatia due to climate change

18 August 2021 - Scientists for Climate – Croatia want a state of emergency in the country because of desertification risk, sea level rise, droughts, floods and fires

Most of bilateral financing done by China, Japan, US ended in overseas fossil fuels power plants

Most of bilateral financing of power plants from China, Japan, US went to fossil fuel projects

17 August 2021 - Between 2000-2018 three countries financed coal and gas power plants with installed capacity of 243 GW. 

Coal power plant Pljevlja likely to be shut down by 2030 krivokapic Montenegrin prime minister

Coal power plant Pljevlja likely to be shut down by 2030 – Montenegrin prime minister

12 August 2021 - The state must create conditions for the development of companies able to accept employees from the sectors that will be affected by the energy transition.

Serbian president when Poland shuts down coal power plants, Serbia will do same

Serbian president: Serbia will shut down its coal power plants when Poland does

11 August 2021 - Serbia is under pressure to lose its energy security, said Aleksandar Vučić, adding he would not allow the country to become the biggest electricity importer.

G20 countries secured more money to fossil fuels then to renewables in covid 19 pandemic

G20 countries directed more funds to fossil fuels projects than to renewables

10 August 2021 - Since the beginning of 2020, the G20 countries have committed at least USD 296 billion for fossil fuels and USD 227 billion for renewables.

UN IPCC Global warming 1.5 degrees 2040

UN’s IPCC: Global warming may reach 1.5 degrees already by 2040

09 August 2021 - Only a drastic CO2 emission cut can prevent the worst global warming scenario, but the 1.5-degree level will still be hit by 2040, IPCC said

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Turkish exporters to EU face EUR 771 million burden due to carbon border tax

06 August 2021 - Producers of cement, aluminium, electricity, and steel could face additional costs estimated at EUR 399-771 million in 2026.

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Albania, Serbia among 81 Paris Agreement signatories that haven’t sent new emission cut targets

04 August 2021 - By the July 30 deadline, 110 parties to the Paris Agreement or 58% submitted new or updated nationally determined contributions or NDCs.

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Croatia’s recovery and resilience plan: EUR 200 million for Rimac autonomous taxis

30 July 2021 - The country earmarked EUR 200 million from its recovery and resilience plan for Rimac's urban mobility ecosystem with electric autonomous taxis.

Earth Overshoot Day is July 29 after pandemic planet returns to business as usual

Earth Overshoot Day is July 29: resource consumption rebounds after pandemic

28 July 2021 - After the pandemic caused a decrease in the use of resources in 2020, the world returned to business as usual and matched the worst result ever.

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Energy 2021 conference: experts recommend coal phaseout and transition to renewables as best solution for Serbia’s energy sector development

26 July 2021 - The optimal solution for Serbia’s energy sector is a hybrid model that entails a coal phaseout and transition to renewable energy sources, with natural gas and hydrogen as transitional fuels, experts say.

Fit for 55 package to push CO2 prices to EUR 90 by 2030

Fit for 55 package to push CO2 prices to EUR 90 by 2030

20 July 2021 - A price increase is expected in particular in the second half of the decade, according to the analysis of the ICIS.

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EU announces carbon border tax from 2026 – what lies ahead for exporters from Western Balkans, Turkey

16 July 2021 - CBAM will be paid from 2026 on cement, iron, steel, fertilizers, aluminium and electricity, but power producers have on option to be exempted until 2030.

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EU’s climate-neutrality bills unveiled – ban on diesel and petrol cars, carbon border tax on imports

15 July 2021 - The European Commission adopted a package of 12 draft laws in order to achieve net GHG emissions reductions by at least 55% by 2030.

European Parliament wants fossil fuel subsidies phased out by 2025

European Parliament wants fossil fuel subsidies phased out by 2025

13 July 2021 - Members of the European Parliament said that all environmentally harmful subsidies should be phased out by 2027.

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