INVITATION: Fair and sustainable future of transport and buildings: Outlook for the Czech Presidency

We would like to invite you to a roundtable on "Fair and sustainable future of transport and buildings: Outlook for the Czech Presidency" on 24 May 2022 at 2 pm via the ZOOM platform. The event is organised by Centre for Transport and Energy and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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Policy Paper: The Future of Energy Poverty: Will the Social Climate Fund be enough for a Just Transition?

Our researcher Katharine Klačanský wrote a policy paper on "The Future of Energy Poverty: Will the Social Climate Fund be enough for a just transition?" in which she mentions, for example, that a just transition to a green economy is one that leaves no one behind.

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E15.cz: Europe's disconnection from Russian energy as a signal

Our research fellow Michal Hrubý commented for E15.cz on the preparation of the sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions. Michal Hrubý sees the situation as a clear signal to promote nuclear energy and renewable sources, while the extraction of own raw materials will be inevitable.

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INVITATION: Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the Western Balkans: Challenges and Options for the Czech Presidency

The EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the Balkans Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) invite you to a public conference on the Balkans and its politics at the event entitled: Consequences of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the Western Balkans: Challenges and Opportunities for the Czech Presidency. The debate will take place on 11 May 2022 at 18:30 at Impact Hub K10, Koperníkova 10, Prague 2 - Vinohrady, 120 00.

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ČRo Radio Wave: IPCC climate report: last chance to reverse disaster. Scientists are clearly running out of patience

Our researcher Kateřina Davidová was a guest on the Podhoubí podcast of Czech Radio. The podcast focuses on the latest IPCC climate report, which has sparked protests against the ineffectiveness of the fight against climate change even in the scientific community. According to Kateřina Davidová, there is a need to go the way of solar and wind energy while increasing the energy efficiency of buildings.

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Aktuálně.cz: How to reduce dependence on Russia: Europe and others tackle gas, oil and coal cuts

Our researcher, Kateřina Davidová, commented for Aktuálně.cz on the latest package of sanctions against Russia by the European Union. According to her, the biggest impact on the Russian economy would be the restriction or ban on the purchase of mineral resources from the largest European customers or even from the whole European union. The best alternative to these energies would be to switch to renewable energy sources, says Kateřina Davidová.

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E15.cz: Electromobility in the shadow of war - why to deal with raw materials now?

Our research fellow Michal Hrubý wrote an article for the news portal E15.cz about electromobility in the shadow of war. The article details to what extent the conflict in Ukraine has affected the energy market, what issues we need to focus on in the coming months and what should be the key to achieving so-called raw material security.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The future of European energy - how to ensure stable and clean energy sources without Russia?

We would like to invite you to the Café Evropa debate on 21 March at 17:30 on the topic "The future of European energy - how to ensure stable and clean energy sources without Russia?". The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, among other things, further fuelled the question of energy security in the Czech Republic and the EU and the future of energy in our country. The current security situation points to the need to diversify energy sources as soon as possible, i.e. to secure energy supplies from different regions and countries in order to avoid excessive dependence on Russia. There are also views in the public debate that coal extraction could be temporarily increased, which would enable some countries to cover any shortfalls in resources. Is a complete or even partial halt of Russian gas supplies to the Czech Republic and the European Union a realistic option? What impact would this have on our energy security? How much further increase in energy prices can we expect in this case? How should EU countries react and help households and industry cope with the expected increase? Could a possible temporary increase in coal extraction mean a return to fossil fuels and the end of the EU's climate ambitions? Or could the current problematic situation further accelerate the energy transition?

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Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Dealing with Geopolitical and Security Shifts in the Region

We would like to invite you to the in person debate called "Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Dealing with Geopolitical and Security Shifts in the Region" which will be held at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Staroměstké náměstí 4/1, Prague (Room "Minuta") on Friday, March 18 at 15:00.

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Report: EU – Pacific Talks: H2 – Hydrogen Hype

David Plhák wrote a report from the EU - Pacific Talks debate on: H2 - Hydrogen Hype. The debate outlined the current state of the hydrogen economy and its role in the EU, Czech Republic and Japan's efforts to achieve climate neutrality and reduce energy dependence on hydrogen.

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