E15: The carbon capture business is taking off in Europe. Brussels to release billions for it

On Monday 20 June, the National Seminar on the topic of CO2 capture and storage in geological structures (CCS) took place, which was the subject of a media report on the news website E15, where Michal Hrubý, a Research Fellow at the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, talks about the topic.

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Invitation: presentation of the study "Czech automotive industry in the process of change"

We would like to invite you to the presentation of the study on "Czech automotive industry in the process of change" with the participation of representatives of Boston Consulting Group, AutoSAP, EUROPEUM and LEEF Technologies. On Monday 13 June 2022 from 9.00-11.30.

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REPORT: Fair and Sustainable Future of Transport and Buildings

Our researcher Tatiana Mindekova wrote a report from the debate, which focused on a fair and sustainable future of transport and buildings. The debate took a closer look at the ETS legislative proposal, its possible extension and the redistribution of funding in this area.

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EU MONITOR: The European Union’s Position Toward Ukraine’s EU Membership

Jakub Ferenčík wrote the EU Monitor on "The EU's stance on Ukraine's EU membership", where he discusses Ukraine's potential membership in the EU. Ferenčík also discusses the process of transitioning to EU membership and compares it to a similar process faced by some other countries, notably Serbia. In his work, the author discusses some of the factors of the transition process, from subscribing to EU values such as "human dignity, freedom and equality" to creating an area of "prosperity and neighbourhood".

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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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Decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry

After the successful delivery of last year’s project focused on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the climate team of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy leads its second round. This time, the project aims to use already acquired knowledge, contacts and resources to help create a conducive environment for discussion between the representatives of the industry and the public sector. It will also contribute to our understanding of the decarbonization pathways through evidence-based research. Lastly, the project aims to raise social awareness about the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the automotive industry by organizing events and media briefings. This year’s project will be shaped by the Czech Presidency of the European Council in the second half of the year.

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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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Blog: In tandem with COVID - 19, other, less visible, mental health crises are on the rise.

Michaela Stanová has written a blog in which she discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of us all. She argues the emergence of COVID-19 has caused not only an increase in, but also an worsening of, pre-existing mental health problems, but fortunately also an interest in addressing them. This is both at the individual level and at the legislative level.

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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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Report: EU- Pacific talks: U.S.-Japan relations - new leaders, new chance to restore the old relationship

Inka Koutná wrote a report from the EU-Pacific Talks debate on: US-Japan relations - new leaders, new chance to renew old relations.

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