The German-Central Eastern European Bursary gives journalists from Germany and nine Central Eastern European countries the opportunity to spend two months working at a media outlet in another country and reporting about climate and energy issues. With this project the IJP want to establish a unique and sustainable network of journalists who are “experts” in bilateral as well as climate and energy issues.
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 in the context of municipal energy management.
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 action. Better cooperation and networking should help to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change in the mountains. The conference featured the launch of the Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action (ALPACA).
The project aims to explore the multiple environmental and climate impacts of energy poverty by focusing on the development and implementation of clean air and energy poverty policies in Eastern European countries (EEC). In the long term, the project will help shape local, national and EU policies and actions for tackling energy poverty and air pollution by raising public awareness and highlighting the link between inefficient heating practices among energy-poor households and rapid air pollution in their communities.
Within this project, the participating European energy and climate protection agencies intensify the cross-border dialogue and exchange of knowledge and experience on municipal energy management.
Regional, national and trans-national networks, roof organisations and other co-operation structures in the field of climate protection and energy efficiency in the Alpine area join forces and co-operate more intensively than today in order to better support municipalities and local authorities in the Alpine region in GHG mitigation action.
The conference “Energy Management in Alpine Hotels” was intended to encourage hoteliers in the Alps to implement energy management systems to gain a systematic approach on energy saving and performance improvement. It brought together stakeholders from the hospitality and other relevant sectors from all over the Alps in order to scale-up the knowledge transfer and networks initiated during previous projects.
Great scenery, fascinating nature – environmental journalism can be inspirational. But it is also designed to show what is happening to our climate. The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is supporting work in this field with a grant for journalists.
People living in the Alps region feel global warming in their everyday lives. Therefore, active towns, cities and municipal associations in the Alpine region are currently establishing a regional partnership for more climate protection. This initiative, developed by CIPRA International, the Alliance in the Alps and the Alpine Town of the Year Association, was presented on 6 November 2017 in the German Pavilion at COP 23 in Bonn. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the Federal Environment Ministry, attended the event.