In 2019, the first “Franco-German Energy Transition Week” took place in 70 cities in France and Germany. A second virtual edition was organized in 2021 by Energy Cities. The project launched the “Tandem” initiative, in which 15 French-German climate action partnerships are now leading local energy transition projects in their cities and communities. The cities of Metz and Worms were elected ‘champion partnership’ in 2019. They developed an Escape Game on climate change and conducted a joint study on heat islands and climate oases.
In 2021, 10 energy transition actions, including a participatory construction site on ecological renovation, were funded with support from the Franco-German Citizens’ Fund.
The project MediterRE3 works to reduce fire-related greenhouse gas emissions in Greece, Montenegro and France by promoting fire-smart landscape management.
The ‘Europe On Rail’ project reflects on the hybrid European Railway Summit event that took place 21st of February 2022 and brought European actors of the rail sector together to discuss how rail can be the driver for greener and more innovative transport.
Enabling decision makers in the European Commission and EU Member States to strengthen trans-European rail travel.
The Climate Bridges project team aims to form a climate action network in the Western Balkan to advance transnational climate policy in the region.
Key experts from the CACTUS project and sustainable energy scenario experts from the Nordic-Baltic region met for a technical exchange on integrating sufficiency into energy system models.
On 1 September, the second climate action competition “ClimaHost II” was launched. Hotels, hostels, youth hostels, inns, guesthouses or mountain huts from the Alpine region that have implemented exemplary climate action measures and contribute to a sustainable tourism offer can apply.
The project “Europe on Rail” promotes sustainable mobility in Europe by fostering rail transport, focussing on Gerany, France, Poland, and Spain.
The “Landscape of Climate Finance” project team managed to map approximately 23 billion Polish Złoty (5.2 billion Euro) of public and private funds allocated for low-carbon investments in the buildings sector in Poland between 2014 and 2019. The findings threw more light on the matter: Amongst other things they were utilised as an input for the national long-term renovation strategy in Poland.
The project “Alpine Tourism after the Corona Crisis” adds a critical contribution to the current discourse on appropriate post-Covid recovery packages and the future development of Alpine tourism, thus laying the basis for sustainable, environmentally friendly and resilient tourism.