European Climate Initiative (EUKI) 308Active organisations We support the realisation of ideas to accelerate climate action in Europe. We finance climate action projects, provide training and bring the European climate community together – to ensure that civil society engagement has a lasting impact. What do the projects do? Mitigate emissions, save money Young Energy Europe Some 630 young professionals from 243 companies in eight countries have participated in trainings since 2018, learning to identify potential savings in their organisations and put initial ideas directly into practice. As well as helping the enterprises to save energy and money, the measures also increase the acceptance of climate action initiatives in the private sector. Ensure fossil fuels are phased out fairly Regions and Municipalities for a Just Transition The project established the Forum of Mayors on Just Transition, which brings together European mayors from coal-mining regions for regular discussions on their cities’ socially responsible exit from coal. In 2018, 58 participants signed the first joint declaration. 31European countries 157Climate action projects financed What is the idea? The EU intends to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and provides a common roadmap in form of the European Green Deal. It underscores that climate action is an opportunity for economy and society and secures our future. This is where the EUKI comes in, strengthening over 300 civil society organisations across countries in their commitment to climate action. The funding volumes range from 120,000 to 1 million Euros. The EUKI has evolved into a network of trust in which climate activists from across Europe engage with one another in dialogue and mutual learning.
35.411 Europeans trained 79 M Euros in funding 8 Key topics > 20 Million People reached through EUKI and its projects (each month) 865Events and trainings 157Climate action projects financed ‘Germany is to be climate-neutral by 2045. In Europe we have set the goal to achieve this by 2050. We can only meet those challenges when we think of climate action, energy policy and economic development as joint European efforts. This is why we use EUKI to fund projects which accelerate the phase-out from fossil fuels and the expansion of renewable energies across borders.’ Dr. Robert Habeck Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action ‘In our Clean Heat project, EUKI funding enabled us to conduct analyses of air pollution in the country and draft strategies for low-emission heat generation. The results were published in 2020 by the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment, and significantly informed the decision to stop burning coal in cities by 2030 and villages by 2040.’ Dr. Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera President and Founder of think tank Forum Energii Are you interested in climate action? Do you have a project idea? Find out about our projects on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the EUKI website, and get in touch with us by email.