Climate Change

Kopac CO2 tax to be introduced in Western Balkans by 2025

Kopač: Western Balkans need to introduce CO2 tax by 2025

23 November 2021 - The decarbonization roadmap will be discussed at the meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community in Belgrade on November 30

Amazon deforestation rate in Brazil highest since 2006

Amazon deforestation rate in Brazil highest since 2006

21 November 2021 - A new government report shows a 22% increase in the deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon

Greece first Climate Law end lignite use by 2028

Greece’s first Climate Law to end lignite use by 2028

19 November 2021 - Ambitious new sectoral energy and climate goals will be included in Greece’s first Climate Law,...

Serbia ready first renewable energy auction early next year

Serbia to be ready for first renewable energy auction by early next year

17 November 2021 - Serbia plans to hold a roundtable and workshops for investors before its first renewable energy auction, State Secretary Atanacković said

What worries you the most about climate change?

12 November 2021 - People in the EU, the US, and China see an increase in natural disasters as the biggest climate change-related concern, an EIB survey finds.

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US, China – top two carbon emitters – to cooperate on cutting emissions

11 November 2021 - China and the United States are seeking to close “a gap between the current effort and the Paris agreement goals.”

Romania Bulgaria build small nuclear power plants

Romania, Bulgaria intend to build small nuclear power plants

10 November 2021 - The first small modular reactor (SMR) in Europe could be built in Romania, and Bulgaria is also interested in the technology.

Greece ban sale gasoline diesel cars in 2030

Greece to ban sale of new gasoline, diesel cars in 2030

09 November 2021 - Greece's draft Climate Law envisages a ban on the sale of new cars with internal combustion in 2030, five years earlier than the EU's target

Municipalities Greece solar power projects own electricity needs

Municipalities across Greece to develop solar power projects for own consumption

09 November 2021 - Local authorities in Greece are working on solar power projects to achieve savings in their budgets, lower emissions and secure electricity supply

carbon price USD 100 iimpact world economies

How would USD 100 carbon price hike impact world’s economies?

08 November 2021 - A USD 100 rise in carbon taxes would be a significant shock to the global economy but it falls well within the realms of potential scenarios

Romania to use wood pellets as fuel to decarbonize coal power plants

Romania to decarbonize its coal power plants with wood pellets

08 November 2021 - Energy minister Virgil Popescu and Bjørn H. Knappskog, CEO of Arbaflame, have signed a letter of intent with the aim of cutting Paroseni power plant's CO2 emissions

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EIB survey: citizens of China and USA more confident from EU citizens about success of their governments to reduce carbon emissions by 2050

07 November 2021 - According to the European Investment Bank's survey on climate change for 2021-2022, the majority of EU citizens are skeptical about the ability of their countries to successfully reduce carbon emissions by 2050 successfully.

COP26: Western Balkan leaders ask for funds, rules on how energy transition game is played, scrapping endless papers and strategies

04 November 2021 - Leaders of Western Balkan states urged rich countries at the COP26 to show solidarity in the energy transition to cleaner sources

Cyprus over EUR 500 green transition emission cuts

Cyprus to invest over EUR 500 million in green transition, emission cuts

04 November 2021 - President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said over EUR 500 million would be spent on a cleaner fuels rollout and the greening of its economy

Croatia COP26 stop using coal 2033 sooner

Croatia announces at COP26 that it would stop using coal in 2033 or sooner

03 November 2021 - Croatia will lower carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 and abandon coal use by 2033 at the latest, PM Andrej Plenković said at the COP26

Deep greening banking competitiveness

Deep-greening transformation is essential for banking competitiveness

02 November 2021 - Banks are missing out on lucrative and innovative opportunities in the new green economy if they don't adapt to the green energy revolution

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