The Central Mining Institute (GIG), the European Research Executive Agency (REA) and a Consortium of EU-funded projects (GreenJOBS, POTENTIALS, RECPP, RECOVERY and ATLANTIS), presented an application for the EUSEW POLICY SESSIONS 2022 entitled “No one is left behind: Renewables to support coal regions <–> Coal regions to support REPowerEU”.
The challenge is twofold: how renewablescan support the coal regions and how coal regions can support the European energy transition, i.e. become a driver of the European Green Deal and REPowerEU. The objectives of the session will be to raise public awareness about (i) the challenges coal regions are facing currently and (ii) what coal regions can contribute to manage the energy transition, i.e. taking benefit from the existing infrastructures; and to explore/brainstorm the measures, solutions and scenarios suitable for preparing and accompanying the energy transition of coal regions and the adaptation to climate change, focusing on renewables.