Op-Ed | Subsidised fossil fuels are a major obstacle to solving the climate crisis. The Czech Republic and the world must confront it

One of the biggest obstacles to solving the climate crisis is fossil fuel subsidies. However, they have not received much attention in the Czech Republic. An Op-Ed on this topic was written by our Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová.

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Hospodářské noviny | The Czech Republic and the world must stop subsidising fossil fuels. Otherwise we will not solve the climate crisis

One of the biggest obstacles to solving the climate crisis is fossil fuel subsidies. However, they have not received much attention in the Czech Republic. Our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová wrote an article on this topic.

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Decarbonization of the Industrial Sector: Sustainable Finance as an Opportunity?

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy partnered up with the institutions from the Visegrad Group countries and now leads the project consortium. The main objective of the project is to identify priority policies that will enable the decarbonisation of heavy industry in a way that is consistent with the commitments of the Visegrad Four countries to limit future global warming to 1.5 °C. To reach this objective, partners conduct original research and engage the local stakeholders.

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UPDATE: Czech Perception of the EU Climate Policy

Our researcher Vít Havelka has written an Update entitled Czech Perception of the EU Climate Policy, in which he discusses the Green Deal and brings readers up to date on the latest findings and issues that could arise in the future.

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iRozhlas: 'If we can't reach our goal, we will have things to answer for.' Countries are aware that the planet needs our saving

Climate policy expert and a research fellow at the EUROPEUM Institute for European policy Kateřina Davidová spoke with iRozhlas on the issue of global warming in connection with the new deal, which was agreed upon by almost 200 countries at a climate conference in Glasgow.

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Čro PLUS: Coal mining is slowly coming to an end

Analyst and climate policy expert Kateřina Davidová evaluated the COP26 conference in Glasgow for Český rozhlas PLUS. She highlighted the article on coal, the goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees and the formation of an alliance led by Denmark and Costa Rica, which called for a discussion on ending oil and gas extraction.

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Brussels Morning: Could the Green Deal be as divisive as migration in Central Europe?

Our Research Fellow Vít Havelka wrote an article for the Brussels Morning news website. The article presents the attitudes of Czech society towards the Green Deal. This main topic will be introduced on the Prague European Summit, which will take place on July 12-14.

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The Transatlantic To-Do List: Biden's Progress Report

Last October, the third annual Transatlantic Policy Forum (TAPF) took place virtually. The Forum not only brought together a wide range of experts but provided inputs and interesting takeaways, including recommendations and a Transatlantic To-Do List, which outlined action points on how the US and the EU should approach the given challenges ranging from increased multilateral collaboration to further development of economic and security engagement. A little over 6 months into his administration, our EUROPEUM experts Danielle Piatkiewicz and Miroslava Pisklová have updated their Transatlantic To-Do List and their 100 day’s progress report to reflect on where Biden’s foreign policy stands now over a half a year into the new US administration.

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Transatlantic To-Do List: Bidenův pokrok po půl roce v úřadu

Loni v říjnu se virtuálně uskutečnilo třetí Transatlantic Policy Forum (TAPF). TAPF nejenže spojil širokou škálu odborníků, ale také poskytl inspirativní nápady a zajímavé závěry, včetně doporučení a tzv. Transatlantic To-Do Listu, který nastínil, jak by měly USA a EU přistupovat k daným výzvám od intenzivnější multilaterální spolupráce po další rozvoj hospodářského a bezpečnostního zapojení. Po půl roce prezidenství Joe Bidena, expertky Institutu EUROPEUM Danielle Piatkiewicz a Miroslava Pisklová aktualizovaly zprávu o dosavadním pokroku a plnění Transatlantického To-Do listu.

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Prague Climate Talks 2021 – debates about climate change

We are happy to announce the continuation of the Prague Climate Talks project – a platform for high-level discussion on the complex issue of climate change. The project will again host a series of debates with experts, professionals from varying relevant fields and the general public.

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