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Europe prepares to launch its EU Sovereignty Fund (ESF)

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that a proposal for a European Sovereignty Fund to support European industry’s green and digital transition would be presented in the summer of 2023. The Commission calls for a common European industrial policy with common European funding. It frames the ESF as an important part of the European reaction to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). At this point, no details were given on where the “European funding” should come from. The debate is ongoing currently in between using the existing common European debt or channeling the unused money from the EU’s pandemic recovery fund. This will be a crucial point for political discussions with the Member States, which has been already initiated by the Swedish Presidency of the Council. According to the Commission, the upcoming midterm review of the MFF (EUs multi-annual budget) around the summer will serve as an opportunity to put forward the proposal in more detail.

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Keep cool and don't carry on

Keep cool and don't carry on

Can we really afford climate protection? Yes, we can. And we must. An unchecked temperature increase would endanger the world economy, labor markets and global stability like nothing before. No one could really afford that any more. Besides, there is much to gain in the industrial revolution of our time. More

Just European Green Deal

Just European Green Deal

The EU wants to become climate-neutral by 2050 – that’s a global first. Nothing will boost Europe’s image like building a carbon-free, innovative, and competitive economy that guarantees prosperity for all. But how do we get there? More

Energize it, industrialize it and make it work

Energize it, industrialize it and make it work

Providing green energy, spearheading industrial innovation and creating good jobs – that’s the goal. What it needs? Ambitious structural policies and the consistent involvement of workers and trade unions. More

Going local and let people drive change

Going local and let people drive change

One size fits all? Absolutely not. Affordable energy supply has to be secured locally, jobs have to be created locally. We can only avoid a political backlash if we get citizens and local stakeholders of all kind on board and let them drive the transition. More

About FES Just Climate

FES Just Climate acts as a think tank about current and coming trends, and a policy advisor in ongoing debates. We support FES offices and their partners in shaping the industrial revolution of our times. We focus on energy, industrial, structural and labor policies, and the European Green Deal.

In the future, climate and social policymust be two sides of the same European coin. We need to develop climate-neutral energy systems and industries. Simultaneously, we need to safeguard and strengthen the welfare state, local participation and workers’ rights.We shall be working on this with our political, trade union and civil society partners, as well as other think tanks.

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Decoding Brussels

FES Just Climate briefings about the EU's energy & climate policy. More

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The Nuclear Energy Series

Can nuclear energy be a solution to the energy and climate crisis? Explore our series to understand the pros and cons. More

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The international hydrogen partnerships will reshape the global energy landscape. What should be the guiding principles of such partnerships?


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EU countries agreed to skim off the revenues of energy producers to relieve citizens. But can this threaten the expansion of renewable energy?


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Geopolitics and energy security in Europe

Pepe, Jacopo Maria

Geopolitics and energy security in Europe

How do we move forward?
Brussels, 2023

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Transformationsräte in Deutschland

Moch, Frederik

Transformationsräte in Deutschland

Ein neuer Ansatz zur regionalen Gestaltung der sozial-ökologischen Transformation
Brussels, 2023

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Building partnerships for an international hydrogen economy

Building partnerships for an international hydrogen economy

Entry-points for European policy action
Berlin, 2023

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