INVITATION: Prague Climate Talks: The future of coal in Central Europe

We are proud to present the fourth event from our project Prague Climate Talks: The future of coal in Central Europe, which will take place on April 19th, 2018, at the European House.

Prague Climate Talks is a project aimed at establishing a platform for continued high-level discussion on the complex issue of climate change. Throughout a series of debates it will bring together experts and professionals from varying relevant fields as well as members of the general public. 

The emissions from mining and burning of coal are among the largest contributors to global climate change. Moreover, the negative impacts on human health are palpable – coal kills over 19 000 Europeans every year. What are the plans for coal usage in the Central European countries (especially Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)? How will politics affect the future of this fossil material? And what steps are needed to ensure a smooth and fair transition to post-coal era?

Confirmed speakers:

  • Martin Hájek, Director, Association for District Heating, Czech republic
  • Kathrin Gutmann, Campaign Director, Europe Beyond Coal
  • Andreas Piwek, former Head of Economic Development, Gelsenkirchen Municipality, Germany

The debate will be moderated by Christian K. Lassen, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

You can register here or contact us via

The event is also available on Facebook and you can download the invitation through the PDF button on the right.

The project is co-organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Glopolis in cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague and under the auspices of the UN Information Centre Prague.

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Christian Kvorning Lassen
Deputy Director & Head of Research

Expertise: Migration/European migration crisis, EU foreign policy, Scandinavian politics, populism, EU enlargement policy

Kateřina Davidová
Senior Research Fellow

Expertise: EU climate and energy policy, environmental protection

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