High-Level Policy Talk on "Coal Regions in Transition and the Energy Community”

Eu4Energy News
16 September 2019

The event was attended by some 80 representatives of all important stakeholders on 13 September in Natolin, Warsaw. The event was co-organized by the European Commission, World Bank, the Energy Community Secretariat (with the support of the EU4Energy Governance project) and College of Europe under the auspices of the COP24 Polish Presidency.

The launch event brought together Ministers and Deputy Ministers, mayors and other representatives of local governments from coal regions, industry, NGOs, social partners and academia from the Energy Community and the European Union. Lively and fruitful discussions indicated how much such an initiative is needed and set the standards for the follow-up.

* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.