EUKI Newsletter

1st EUKI Newsletter

Date: 20 December 2018

Dear EUKI community members,

We are proud to send you our first European Climate Initiative (EUKI) newsletter today.

Our projects do a great job and deliver a big amount of exciting results, which we are happy to share with you. On our recently relaunched website, you can find presentations of our projects, as well as latest publications and news.


In 2019, we will be glad to share further results of our projects regularly. Please help strengthening the climate community in Europe and spread the news about EUKI and our newsletters so that anyone interested can sign up.


On behalf of all members of our EUKI team, I send you Season's Greetings and best wishes for a peaceful, successful and happy New Year 2019!


Kind regards

Stefan Bundscherer

Programme Director Project Financing European Climate Initiative (EUKI)



Cities of Agios Dimitrios and Bottrop launch first Greek-German municipal climate partnership

Seeking to exchange good practices and collaborate on local climate action, representatives of Bottrop and Agios Dimitrios held their first meeting in Agios Dimitrios, Greece from 22 to 23 November…

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Our buildings – accelerating climate action for buildings in Romania and Bulgaria

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) together with Energy Cities Romania and EnEffect kick-started a new project under the EUKI framework focusing on developing capacity and transferring…

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Saving energy in Greek schools

With the Mayor of Athens in attendance, the first public event of the EUKI project for climate-friendly schools in Greece took place at the end of October this year. The…

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Successful climate protection policies in Europe

The EUKI project BEACON has released 21 new fact sheets on the effects and transferability of different energy policy instruments.

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Just transition: Germany supporting exchange of experience between European coal regions

The Federal Environment Ministry supports exchange of experience between Europe's coal regions. The Ministry’s European Climate Initiative (EUKI) funds projects that develop networks on socially just transition strategies. This includes…

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Training concept for capacity building

Representatives of the Municipal Energy Management (MEM) project consortium met for the second time in September 2018 in Maribor, Slovenia, to discuss an initial draft training concept for capacity building…

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Making climate visions a reality in the Alps

The conference ‘Make Climate Visions Become Reality’ held in Innsbruck (Austria) from 7 to 9 November brought together local actors from seven Alpine countries to discuss ideas for joint climate…

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Young professionals on a mission to reduce costs and protect the climate

The Young Energy Europe project combines climate protection and efficiency. Young employees drive the project by measuring energy consumption in their companies and developing potential ways to save energy.

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Fighting climate change with fruit and vegetables

Representatives from local authorities joined 90 children to celebrate the launch of the new EUKI project Frutti per la Biosfera, which promotes environmental education, climate protection and food in Sicily.

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Interview: Rewetting peatlands to cut emissions

Martti Mandel, as Head of the Agricultural Environment Bureau of Estonia’s Ministry of Rural Affairs, works to join up agricultural and environmental issues. In September 2018 he participated in a…

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Municipalities and schools from seven European countries work together on climate action

Five German municipalities have established climate action partnerships with five municipalities from Poland, Romania and Greece and launched cooperation pro-jects. These and 24 other municipalities from Portugal and the Czech…

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Franco-German cooperation fosters the energy transition

During a conference on pioneering regions of the energy transition, held in Paris in early September, French and German local cooperation was celebrated as a way to accelerate the energy…

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Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin
In charge of
this newsletter:
Stefan Bundscherer
Edited by: Karin Beese
Samuel Held
Funding Programme European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin, Germany

'The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is a project financing instrument of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), based on a decision of the German Bundestag. The Funding Programme EUKI is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.'


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