Climate Change

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Think tanks supporting Western Balkans accelerate energy transition, reach Green Deal

27 May 2021 - A project implemented by Agora Energiewende will support regional governments in developing strategies and plans for coal phasing out, increasing the share of renewables, and identifying the financing sources. 

G7 agrees to eliminate international funding for coal power generation

G7 agrees to eliminate international funding for coal power generation

25 May 2021 - The group of the wealthiest developed countries became "net zero G7" this year as they all vowed to eliminate net emissions by 2050.

Serbia halts construction of 350 MW coal power plant Kolubara B

Serbia halts construction of 350 MW coal power plant Kolubara B

24 May 2021 - The move could be seen as the first serious step in the energy transition and the decarbonization of the energy sector.

EU Greens want EUR 50 CO2 floor price, increase to EUR 150 by 2030

EU Greens want CO2 floor price of EUR 50, increase to EUR 150 by 2030

21 May 2021 - The Greens in the European Parliament want to increase the CO2 price in order to  phase out coal and achieve 100 percent renewables target.

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EU member states to receive EUR 17.5 billion in grants for fossil fuel phaseout

20 May 2021 - Workers in the coal industry and regions that depend on it in the EU will be able to tap on the EUR 17.5 billion Just Transition Fund

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EPBiH would have to pay EUR 200 million per year for CO2 emissions

13 May 2021 - The amount exceeds the total cost of coal power production and it would make the activity unprofitable.

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Germany plans to set 2045 target for climate neutrality

06 May 2021 - Germany plans to bring forward its net zero emissions deadline to 2045, or five years ahead of the European Union’s declared target.

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Greece, Romania most active in Southeast Europe in tackling climate challenge

04 May 2021 - Greece and Romania are the most active among EU member states in Southeast Europe on climate change issues, while Bulgaria is trying to catch up.

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Montenegro to set coal phaseout deadline in national energy and climate plan – prime minister

30 April 2021 - The country is preparing a new energy strategy, which will put priority on renewable energy sources in order to achieve climate neutrality.

How is Turkey preparing for Europe’s planned carbon border tax

Turkey wasting no time preparing for Europe’s carbon border tax

30 April 2021 - The CBAM, planned for 2023, could drastically change the business conditions for all companies exporting goods to EU.

EU s CO2 certificates above EUR 48 ton all time high

EU’s CO2 certificates climb above EUR 48 per ton to all-time high

28 April 2021 - The cost of releasing greenhouse gases within the EU's Emissions Trading System is continuing to set records and nearing EUR 50 per CO2 equivalent

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EU businesses to be required to use “common language” for green investments

27 April 2021 - The EU is introducing a taxonomy that companies and investors will be required to use when talking about investments in green projects.

Serbia starts drafting national energy and climate plan

Serbia starts drafting national energy and climate plan

23 April 2021 - The Ministry of Mining and Energy has launched a project called the Further Capacity Development for Energy Planning, which will include the drafting of a NECP.

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EU ETS covered emissions record biggest drop in six years

23 April 2021 - Greenhouse gas emissions from operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) fell by 13.3% in 2020 compared to 2019.

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EU agrees on European Climate Law, makes 2050 net zero emissions target legally binding

21 April 2021 - Reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to the 1990 levels will be also legally binding target.

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Earth Day 2021 is dedicated to youth, education, cleanup actions

19 April 2021 - This year's Earth Day is about youth, environmental education and group efforts. Over two hundred tech companies committed to climate action

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