Since the Large Combustion Plants Directive (LCPD) entered into force in the Energy Community in 2018, we have analysed the countries’ compliance with their National Emissions Reduction Plans (NERPs) in two editions of the Comply or Close report. In 2021, we look at the cumulative three-year scale of non-compliance.

Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) is a new independent research organisation focused on revealing the trends, causes, and health impacts, as well as the solutions to air pollution. CREA uses scientific data, research and evidence to support the efforts of governments, companies and campaigning organizations worldwide in their efforts to move towards clean energy and clean air, believing that effective research and communication are the key to successful policies, investment decisions and advocacy efforts. CREA was founded in December 2019 in Helsinki and has staff in several Asian and European countries. 

CEE Bankwatch Network is an environmental network with 16 member groups from 14 Central and Eastern European countries and more than 20 years of experience in transforming public finance and environmental and climate policies relevant to the CEE region and the European Union. Bankwatch has succeeded in pushing Europe’s key financial enablers of climate change to halt investments in coal. In the last few years, Bankwatch has played a central role in shaping European policies towards a just transition of coal regions across Central and Eastern Europe.