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Tereza Stastna

Interview: Climate Journalism in Czechia and Germany

Tereza Šťastná of the Czech Radio (Český rozhlas) was a fellow of last year’s “Central Eastern European Climate and Energy Policy Scholarship for Journalists”. For two months, she worked for Deutsche Welle in Bonn to report about climate and energy issues.

1.5°C in the Transport and Building Sector

On Friday 25 October 2019, around 30 stakeholders and guests, mostly from Eastern European EU Member States and Germany, discussed the potential for emissions reductions in the building and transport sectors.

Saving Water, Electricity, and Fuel – Czech Dairy Madeta has the Best Energy Scouts 2019

Ten teams of the Young Energy Europe project competed in Brno (Czech Republic) for the best project, presenting their plans for energy efficiency to an expert jury.

Webseminar: Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020 with a Focus on “Smart Cities and Communities” and “Energy Efficiency”

We cordially invitite you to our upcoming EUKI Academy Webseminar Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020 with a Focus on “Smart Cities and Communities” and “Energy Efficiency”. The webseminar will take place on 7th November – 10:00-11:00 CET.

Frutti per la Biosfera – Photo Documentation

Frutti per la Biosfera was able to start a new environmental education project on Mount Etna in Sicily: It is about climate action through nutrition, according to the motto: local, regional, seasonal and – if possible – organic.

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Local consultations in Bulgaria and Romania: drafting municipalities’ renovation strategies

As Member States are expected to deliver their long-term renovation strategy by March next year, public consultation is now high on the agenda. National strategies can only be successful with the involvement of regional and local authorities, since they will be required to design and implement detailed action plans to deliver National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). National renovation strategies should develop over time, taking account of new strategies at local and regional level, and therefore be reviewed and updated every three years.

EUKI Briefing: The State of Renewable Energies in the EU – Insights from Poland and Greece

The EUKI Secretariat organised a get-together for an EUKI Briefing on “The State of Renewable Energies in the EU – Insights from Poland and Greece”. Marcin Ścigan and Effie Korma have been our guests and gave us interesting insights into the topic.

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EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Guidance for public officers now available in English, Romanian and Bulgarian

This guidance and complementary template aims to support policy makers at regional and municipal level who are confronted with implementing ambitious climate plans, while increasing efforts to boost renovation activities. Both are now available in English, Bulgarian and Romanian.

NGOs and Citizens in Estonia Call on the Prime Minister to Take More Ambitious Action to Achieve Climate Neutrality by 2035

Three Estonian NGOs submitted a citizen initiative in support of climate neutral Estonia by 2035 to Prime Minister Mr Jüri Ratas. They call the Minister and the government to take more ambitious action to fight climate change.