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GreenTecLab: Start-Ups of the month

The GreenTecLab project is establishing support structures and an international network for green start-ups in Greece, Spain and Slovakia. In this article you find the project’s start-ups of the month.

Training forestry professionals – the key to optimise carbon sinks trough adapted forest management

EUKI project Forests for Future organised a series of workshops to educate decision makers and forestry professionals on the importance of active management in optimising the management of forest carbon stocks and adapting forests to the impacts of climate change.

House with solar panels in Dolní Lomná, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic

Czech Climate Journalism Begins to Take off

Czech climate journalism begins to take off. The consequences of climate change in the Czech Republic are very similar to those being felt in Germany.

New method proposed for assessing the benefits of road construction

This study by Clean Air Action Group (CAAG) has shown that the use of the current EU guides has led to an unjustifiably high number of new road constructions.

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in Revitalisation Areas – Toolkit

This publication includes a toolkit on “how to improve energy efficiency of residential buildings in revitalisations areas”.

Barriers to Industry Decarbonisation in Hungary

Can sustainable finance be the key to reducing emissions from heavy industries like cement, steel and chemicals?

Balcony solar power plants – plug them into a socket and they’ll power a fridge

So-called “plug-in” photovoltaic panels have been a hit in Germany since 2021. People are installing them on balcony railings, on facades or as stand-alone structures in the gardens of houses.

Back seat for cars in Bratislava

Bicycles, buses and trams are all set to play a more prominent role in the future urban landscape of the Slovak capital Bratislava. But the city’s planners have yet to factor in the differing patterns of mobility shown by men and women as journalist Sandra Kirchner experienced herself.

UPGREAT: Aspects affecting the performance gap in energy renovations of public school buildings

The UPGREAT project works to upgrade professionals’ skills for deep renovations which are needed to sustainably transform the buildings sector to fulfil high energy and low carbon emissions standards. The article is about the aspects affecting the performance difference between the proposed solutions and the actual results of energy renovation of public school buildings.

South-East Europe’s first climate champions crowned

Climate protection across borders: on 9 November 2022, South-East Europe’s first Climate Champions were crowned in Sarajevo/BiH. From 40 projects submitted on climate protection and sustainability, an international jury of experts selected five, while two other projects received special awards.