INVITATION: EU±: Climate in the European Parliament - Outlook for the Czech Presidency

We cordially invite you to the next debate in the EU± series, this time on the topic Climate in the European Parliament - Outlook for the Czech Presidency. How will the vote affect the Czech Presidency? Does this mean the end of the green policy efforts in the EU? The debate will take place online on Facebook on Wednesday 14 June at 17:30.

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Seznamzpravy.cz: A blow to the Czech car industry? MEPs approve end to internal combustion engines

In connection with the approval of the proposal to ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines after 2035, Michal Hruby's commentary for the Seznam Zprávy news website is an optimistic view of the future that awaits us with electric cars.

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Klimatickakoalice.cz: The European Parliament today missed an opportunity to position the EU as a clear climate leader

According to Michal Hrubý, our researcher, the state's responsibility for the overall reduction of emissions in transport is a signal for the transition to cleaner mobility. In his commentary, he discusses what challenges await us in the transition to emission-free car models after 2035 and what opportunities are open to the Czech Republic in this direction. Kateřina Davidová, a researcher at our institute, adds her words on European climate policy, describing the possible impacts of weakening the EU ETS.

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INVITATION: Fair and sustainable future of transport and buildings: Outlook for the Czech Presidency

We would like to invite you to a roundtable on "Fair and sustainable future of transport and buildings: Outlook for the Czech Presidency" on 24 May 2022 at 2 pm via the ZOOM platform. The event is organised by Centre for Transport and Energy and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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Empowering Serbian CSOs involved in the decarbonization process through the V4 experience

The project focuses on strengthening civil society organizations in Serbia towards more successful advocacy and enhanced participation in policymaking within the area of green transformation with a particular focus on coal phase-out.

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Policy Paper: The Future of Energy Poverty: Will the Social Climate Fund be enough for a Just Transition?

Our researcher Katharine Klačanský wrote a policy paper on "The Future of Energy Poverty: Will the Social Climate Fund be enough for a just transition?" in which she mentions, for example, that a just transition to a green economy is one that leaves no one behind.

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Policy Paper: The Future of Energy Poverty: Will the Social Climate Fund be enough for a Just Transition?

Naše výzkumná pracovnice Katharine Klačanský napsala policy paper na téma "Budoucnost energetické chudoby: Bude Sociální klimatický fond stačit pro spravedlivý přechod?" ve kterém zmiňuje například, že spravedlivý přechod k zelené ekonomice je takový, který nikoho nenechá pozadu.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The future of the Common Agricultural Policy - who will benefit from it?

We invite you to a debate as part of the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa online: The future of the Common Agricultural Policy - who will benefit from it?". The debate will take place on 25 April at 17:30. Is the increasing support for organic farming a step in the right direction? How to set up eco-schemes for the period 2023-2027 to motivate farmers to farm sustainably?

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Decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry

After the successful delivery of last year’s project focused on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the climate team of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy leads its second round. This time, the project aims to use already acquired knowledge, contacts and resources to help create a conducive environment for discussion between the representatives of the industry and the public sector. It will also contribute to our understanding of the decarbonization pathways through evidence-based research. Lastly, the project aims to raise social awareness about the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the automotive industry by organizing events and media briefings. This year’s project will be shaped by the Czech Presidency of the European Council in the second half of the year.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The future of European energy - how to ensure stable and clean energy sources without Russia?

We would like to invite you to the Café Evropa debate on 21 March at 17:30 on the topic "The future of European energy - how to ensure stable and clean energy sources without Russia?". The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, among other things, further fuelled the question of energy security in the Czech Republic and the EU and the future of energy in our country. The current security situation points to the need to diversify energy sources as soon as possible, i.e. to secure energy supplies from different regions and countries in order to avoid excessive dependence on Russia. There are also views in the public debate that coal extraction could be temporarily increased, which would enable some countries to cover any shortfalls in resources. Is a complete or even partial halt of Russian gas supplies to the Czech Republic and the European Union a realistic option? What impact would this have on our energy security? How much further increase in energy prices can we expect in this case? How should EU countries react and help households and industry cope with the expected increase? Could a possible temporary increase in coal extraction mean a return to fossil fuels and the end of the EU's climate ambitions? Or could the current problematic situation further accelerate the energy transition?

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