CEEweb and 23 more organisations signed a joint letter to immediately promote alternative solutions to tax cuts and price caps that avoid supporting further fossil-fuel use and engage with the Member States that have recently increased fossil fuel subsidies.
The strong advocacy of Central and Eastern European capitals for including fossil gas and nuclear power in the EU’s green taxonomy only leads to another unsustainable energy lock-in for the region, leaving their grid exposed to third-country coercion.
On 17-18 July, Member States will gather for the Special European Council to define the post-COVID-19 recovery plan and the new long-term EU budget: a critical opportunity to align these economic horizons to sustainability goals and make them sustainability-proof.
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.