EUKI Newsletter

EUKI Newsletter

Date: 04 July 2019

Dear EUKI Community,

We cordially invite you to take a look at our third EUKI Newsletter with a selection of EUKI activities in the last three months.

One highlight for us personally was certainly the participation in the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2019), where the EUKI presented itself and the German Environment Minister paid tribute to the work of the financing programme.

In our newsletter, you will find examples of the great work of the EUKI projects. Learn more about the connection between climate action and regional markets in Sicily, the possibilities to improve the climate impact of the next EU budget and about the tireless commitment of many young "Energy Scouts", who work towards more energy efficiency in their companies throughout Europe. You will also find an interview with Gergely Nagy, a Hungarian journalist, who researches on climate and energy issues.

Meanwhile, the EUKI continues to grow: we will make the final selection on the third round of EUKI projects shortly. We have received 114 promising applications during the Call for Project Ideas and it was not easy for us to choose the best among the numerous outstanding ideas. The applicants will now develop concrete project proposals and will soon start to fill their ideas with life.

We also invite you to take a look at our Infotheque. Here you can always find new publications and videos as well as more current news from our projects.

Yours sincerely,

Stefan Bundscherer
Director European Climate Initiative (EUKI)

Europe’s best Energy Scouts

In Berlin, the Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and DIHK president Eric Schweizer honoured the best Energy Scouts from Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Greece.

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Avoid, Reduce, Substitute – Climate Action in School Canteens

How much do school canteens influence our climate? This and other questions were discussed at the CLIKIS final conference in Kraków, Poland.

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Local Farmers’ Markets in Sicily

The EUKI project Frutti per la Biosfera organised farmers' markets in Sicily to promote local and seasonal food. Schoolchildren and parents participated. 

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Interview: Tackling Energy Poverty

Energy poverty is an issue for many European countries. Andreea Vornicu of the Center for the Study of Democracy researches on the issue and presented results at the BEACON conference in Heidelberg. 

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ICCA2019 – Local Potential for Climate Action

The EUKI was represented at the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA) in Heidelberg. Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and Ministerial Director Karsten Sach visited the EUKI booth.

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A new EU Budget for the Climate

Representatives of civil society organisations discussed in Berlin how climate action can be promoted in the context of the next EU budget.

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Local Beacons for Climate Action

The "Catalysing European Local Climate Action" conference in Heidelberg brought together actors from all across Europe to discuss successful approaches for local climate action.

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Interview: Journalism Fellow Wins Award

The Hungarian journalist Gergely Nagy won the award for the best energy report 2018 for his article about the German Energiewende. He was part of EUKI's exchange programme for journalists. 

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International Energy Scouts

Energy Scouts from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria and Germany met at the Hannover Messe to network and to learn from each other.

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Municipal Energy Management in Bulgaria

The partners of the project "Municipal Energy Management" met in Sofia, Bulgaria, to exchange and to hear more about the local building stock. 

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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
Anna Chmielecka

Financing 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 EUKI competition for project ideas 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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