‘Clean energy for EU islands’ forum
When: 20th - 22nd November 2019
Where: Split and Hvar, Croatia
Organizer: European Commission - Energy, environment and climate, EU regional and urban development
The ‘Clean energy for EU islands’ initiative was launched in May 2017 and provides a long-term framework to help islands embrace renewable energy, creating jobs and economic growth, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The 4th ‘Clean energy for EU islands’ forum takes place in Croatia and will start with a political event and then continue with interactive workshops and a technology fair. Click here for more info on the event.
2019 Annual Political Dialogue – Platform for Coal Regions in Transition
When: 25th – 26th November 2019
Where: Görlitz, Germany
Organizer: European Commission - Energy, environment and climate,
While EU coal regions share many commonalities, their paths towards decarbonisation differ widely. To ensure that no region is left behind in this transition, the European Commission launched the ‘Platform for Coal Regions in Transition’ in 2017, a key part of the coal and carbon-intensive regions in transition initiative and, since then, political dialogues are organised every year.
The platform works as an open forum, gathering all relevant parties, local, regional and national governments, businesses and trade unions, NGOs and academia. It promotes knowledge sharing and exchanges of experiences between EU coal regions and represents a unique bottom-up approach to a just transition, enabling regions to identify and respond to their unique contexts and opportunities.
Specifically, the 2019 edition will feature sessions and discussions at the highest level, and several study visits in the regions of Saxony and Brandenburg, Germany. Click here for more info on the event.
CitizENV in Brussels - Citizens' dialogues with young people on the future of the environment
When: 5th December 2019
Where: Brussels, Belgium
Organizer: European Commission - Energy, environment and climate
EU CITIZENV is an initiative launched by the Directorate General for the Environment of the EU Commission to encourage a fruitful dialogue between citizens and EC officials on how the young EU generation (between 18-25 years old) see the environment.
By interviewing them in several EU Member States, the Commission will be able to gather ideas on what young Europeans care about in relation to European environmental policies, how they see their environment in 2030, and the most important issue they want the EU to address when it comes to tackle climate change. Click here for more info of the event.