The green transition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Ukraine, however, not only has to decarbonize, but must do so amidst a war. Despite it, the country is already rebuilding and discussions about greening the economy are vivid.
These are the datasets that OBC Transeuropa produced within the Work4Future project to support its journalistic production. The 6 datasets revolve around the EU Cohesion policy funds and areas, as well as variables relevant to the policies itself. The datasets are: Aggregated Beneficiaries: the dataset shows the amount of EU funding that different beneficiaries were awarded to by the EU commission, how many projects they worked on, and the countries where they were active; Energy Projects: the dataset shows the renewable energy installations that were supported by the EU Cohesion policy, with data about the specific energy time as
Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine led to a surge in forest and rural fires across the country. Combating them is all the more difficult amidst the war that binds all resources and unexploded mines that contaminate the territory.
To eventually access the European Union, the Western Balkans have to align their legislation with EU law. This includes the Green Deal, which commits countries to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, there’s still quite a long way to go for the Western Balkans in their progress towards the green transition.