Southeast & Eastern Europe

Perspectives Southeastern Europe #10: Green transition and social (in)justice

Published: 23 December 2021
Magazine

The analytical commentaries of this issue discuss the prospects for a just green transition in the Western Balkan countries and their particular contexts of structural injustices in the societies and transition legacies. The fundamental economic and technological changes for a decarbonisation of the widely coal dependent economies in the region need to be accompanied not only by another attitude to nature and biodiversity but also by a new set of social relationships and innovations in governance and civic participation.

Cover von Ukraine and the European Green Deal

Ukraine and the European Green Deal

Published: 20 December 2021
E-Paper

To make Europe a climate-neutral continent by 2050, the European Union needs to work closely with its neighbours, including those in the Eastern Partnership. Ukraine was among the first EU neighbours to announce their readiness to contribute to the European Green Deal.

Coverbild: Hafen mit Schiff und Ladecontainern

Navigating Uncharted Waters

Published: 12 November 2021
E-Paper

Many Russian stakeholders no longer fiercely reject the EU’s plans to tax carbon intensive imports, but look at the global decarbonisation efforts more foresightedly. Windows of opportunities for international cooperation appear. However, instead of joining the global shift to renewables, Russia develops its own approach with a strong role for traditional energy sources.

Decarbonization in Russia

Decarbonization Discourse in Russia

Published: 11 November 2021
E-Paper

Since decarbonization goals and policies gained pace internationally in the course of 2021, the Russian leadership no longer denies the discourse on global climate change and a necessary transformation. Nevertheless, mainly the traditional energy sources remain in the focus. A broad debate within the country can hardly unfold. Civil society remains under tough pressure.

Perspectives Southeastern Europe #8: Kosovo 1999-2019 - A Hostage Crisis

Published: 26 December 2019
Magazine

Twenty years on from the Kosovo War, the collective memory of both parties in the conflict remains burdened by myths and incontestable truths about what actually took place. In this issue of Perspectives we aim to highlight the fact that Kosovo is not just a toponym, but a country burdened by its recent violent history, where common people are struggling to rebuild the broken societies that the conflict has left behind.

Cover - Facts and Figures

Ukraine and EU: Towards a decarbonisation partnership

Published: 13 December 2019
Factsheet

The Fact Sheet provides figures and numbers on the current state of the Ukrainian energy sector and outlines the benefits of a decarbonisation strategy for energy security, economic prosperity and climate protection.