A government committee overseeing the country’s decarbonization master plan is scheduled to meet tomorrow to discuss and approve a funding mechanism concerning the new National Strategic Reference Framework’s just development transition.
The funding mechanism will be applied to manage funds and facilitate investment plans for lignite-dependent areas.
Consultation for the just development transition of Greece’s lignite-dependent area, west Macedonia, in the north, and Megalopoli in the Peloponnese, has been completed. Officials are currently processing the procedure’s comments and observations.
The government’s decarbonization master plan will aim for investments totaling 5 billion euros – both national and EU funds – to restructure the production models of Greece’s lignite-dependent areas and protect their respective employment markets.
The decarbonization plan’s coordinating committee is preparing a draft bill for the implementation of the master plan, whose features include incentives for investment, expected to be ready for Parliament in the first quarter of 2021.