The project is focused on the examination of the role of non-governmental organizations in the process of decarbonization of coal regions in V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia). The aim of the project is to describe the best and worst practices of the individual processes for Serbia, who awaits the transformation of its energy mix, largely based on coal.
The examined V4 countries have had a slightly different share of coal in their energy mix, while the largest one being in Poland and the second largest one in the Czech Republic, followed by Hungary and Slovakia. There are many similarities and differences in their takes on decarbonisation, thus providing different range of experiences.
The Green Agenda for the Western Balkans and goals to achieve the emission reduction of 80-95% will provide both challenges and opportunities to Serbia. Serbia has made some improvements towards the environment and clean energy, e.g., in the legislation for a swifter adoption of renewables but more must be done for a successful transition. This will bring not only environmental and health benefits, but also economic ones since the Serbian economy will turn more competitive as a result of deployment of renewables.
Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations