Changes in Estonia’s Climate Policy

Author
Kinga Raś
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Although in June, Estonia along with Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary blocked a political consensus statement in the European Council regarding the EU’s goal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, in October, the country accepted the deadline. Estonia, despite relying on burning oil shale, has decided to embark on a difficult energy transition. This means that, among the EU Member States, support for ambitious EU climate policy is growing.
Topic
Climate Change, Energy Policy, Environment, Oil, Gas
Political Geography
Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Central Europe