Policy - 29/October/2021

Western Balkans try to break King Coal’s grip on power

Discussions to usher in the end of coal are advancing in much of the European Union, but the Western Balkans region is lagging behind as the fuel continues to dominate the local power market

The Western Balkans can transition away from coal with closer collaboration between each other and more targetted support from the European Union

EU SUPPORT Support programmes by the European Union to help the region transition away from coal are not as effective as they could be

EMISSIONS TRADING Establishing an effective carbon trading mechanism at mirrors the EU’s system could have a lasting impact in the Western Balkans

KEY QUOTE Across the region, the influence of coal producers and the lack of dedicated aid for a just transition are preventing the Western Balkan countries from breaking their dependence on coal. ...


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