This report aims to show how Spain can decrease their transport emissions from a broad range of European and national measures.

Fostering Low-Carbon Healthcare

Fostering Low-Carbon Healthcare

This pilot project seeks to enable and support European hospitals to track emissions from their activities. In doing so, they will be able to quantify their environmental impact and set emission reduction targets. The project places specific emphasis on anaesthetic gases, as a relatively unexplored source of GHG emissions.


Project

This pilot project seeks to enable and support European hospitals to track emissions from their activities. In doing so, they will be able to quantify their environmental impact and set emission reduction targets. The project places specific emphasis on anaesthetic gases, as a relatively unexplored source of GHG emissions.

HCWH Europe will work with hospitals from France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden to measure emissions and share data. Two experts, who are experienced in technical data and interpretation of data, will provide training and expertise to the participating hospitals.

As part of the project, a software consultant will also develop a tool for measuring and calculating the carbon equivalent of anaesthetic gases specifically. While tools to quantify GHG emissions from energy use are available across multiple sectors, the use of anaesthetic gases is unique to the healthcare sector and tools to calculate emissions from their use are not widely available. The development of this tool will facilitate the healthcare sector’s ability to focus on these GHG emissions and track hospitals’ progress in reducing them.

At the end of this project, HCWH Europe will publish guidelines and policy recommendations in 2018. Based on data from the measurement tool, a section specifically on anaesthetic gases will be included. These guidelines and recommendations will be the basis for scaling up the project, and for laying the foundation for the setting up of carbon reduction targets in healthcare at a national level in Europe.


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The project seeks to enable and support European hospitals to track emissions from their activities. Photo: Health Care Without Harm Europe 2017


Background

In order for the EU to meet its 2030 climate and energy package targets, countries must set national goals for different economic sectors. While healthcare makes up an estimated 5% of European GHG emissions, very few health systems have measured their carbon footprint or set emission reduction targets. To be able to set national and European targets for the healthcare sector, the sector must first track and measure its emissions. Very little data about carbon emissions from the European healthcare sector (especially those from the use of anaesthetic gases) currently exists.



Project information

Updated: Mai 2018

Countries: France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

Project duration: 10/17 - 03/18

Funding: 92,463 €

Target groups: Medical Sector

Implementing organisation:
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe

Website:
noharm-europe.org


EUKI

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). 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.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de

An Unavoidable Step after Paris: Cutting Emissions from Farming

Through national and European workshops and subsequent communication work, an increased public and political awareness around the need for an ambitious legislative framework on climate and agriculture (national plans, governance and CAP) is going to be created.

Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

The aim of the project is to enhance the role of NGOs and civil society in the national and regional decision-making process in the context of the implementation of the EU Effort Sharing Regulation.

This study analysis the impacts and consequences of the adopted Climate Action Regulation (CAR) with a focus on Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and Spain.

Climate-Friendly Materials Platform: Supporting the Transition in Central and Southern Europe

Climate-Friendly Materials Platform: Supporting the Transition in Central and Southern Europe

The Platform aims to contribute to a shared understanding of tangible policy options and eventually, common policy action at national and EU level, an effective exchange of experience to be fed into the different national decision-making processes and the effective provision of relevant research as a basis for successful implementation, industrial innovation and evidence-based investment decisions. While, so far, the focus of the Platform has mainly been on North-Western Europe, this project aims to support the position of Southern and Central-Eastern European countries.


Project

The project will create networks of policy makers, industry, practitioners in industrial decarbonisation and applied researchers to facilitate a mutual understanding of what is needed by and from each key player, to effectively and jointly contribute to the overall goal of successfully decarbonising the basic materials sector. Through the networks, facilitated by the project’s provision of suitable ‘knowledge material’ and embedded in the national and EU-level policy discourses, the project will start to prepare a portfolio of key incentives (and corresponding instruments) for the large-scale use of climate-friendly options for selected materials sectors, and contribute first insights to inform appropriate structures and the effective coordination of innovation funding to transform the basic material sector.

The project will in particular: i) set up national roundtables in Poland, Spain and Hungary with industry, government, research and other relevant stakeholders; ii) organise a European roundtable on inclusive transformation; iii) translate academic research and high-level country-specific policy debates into tangible materials (e.g. roundtable briefs); iv) synthesise insights from national and European roundtables in a format that is accessible to broader policy audiences with the ambition to provide a common basis for national and European policy debates.


Polluting industrial plants

Air pollution from industrial plants. Photo: Pexels  


Background

Basic materials production is responsible for 30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, both efforts and results on mitigation are limited. While BAU investments are declining due to concerns on stranded assets, the policy framework is insufficient for low-carbon innovation and investments. These challenges are particularly relevant for Southern and Central-Eastern European countries. It is therefore necessary to develop a shared understanding of development perspectives, including new technologies, materials and practices, as well as to identify conditions that are conducive to climate-friendly innovation and investment. Options for refinement and use of existing and additional policy instruments (national and European) need to be explored and opportunities and challenges in policy implementation should be discussed.


Project information

Updated: December 2018

Countries: Germany, Hungary, Poland, Spain

Project duration: 09/18 - 04/19

Funding: 99,622 €

Target groups: Governments

Implementing organisation:
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Project Partners:
REKK Foundation for Regional Policy Co-operation in Energy and Infrastructure, The Institute of Research in Technology of Comillas University, WISE Europa

Project Website:
diw.de/en/diw_01.c.599...


Contact Person

Ms Dr. Olga Chiappinelli

Organisation: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Address:

Mohrenstrasse 58
10117 Berlin
Germany

Email: ochiappinellidiw.de

Tel: +49 30 89789 425


EUKI

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). 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.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de

Youth unemployment in southern Spain and Greece is high. At the same time, municipalities are looking for experts in climate action. The study estimates employment potential in the six-digit range.

Project video: ZEWKlima


Project video: ZEWKlima

“With new energy against youth unemployment” is the motto of the ZEWKlima project. Specific trainings can better prepare young people for the job market. The video gives insights into the project work.

ZEWKlima – Future Opportunities in Energy Transition in Southern Europe