The decarbonization of big industries is a step towards just transition in Estonia. Yet, it should not come at the expense of other needs of local communities in the Just Transition region.
In the Estonian region of Ida-Virumaa, a well-designed Just Transition Plan will phase out shale oil and replace it with greener and more efficient heating solutions.
The Estonian government officially claims that its Recovery plan has all the climate action elements required. But this is impossible to prove, as the Plan has been drafted behind closed doors.
The EU affirms that public participation is key to the success of a European green recovery. Then why is it not happening in Central Eastern Europe?