Should the biggest share of the EU budget, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), drive progressive climate action or rather support the status quo in European agriculture? This was the question asked by the European Environmental Bureau at a recent event in Brussels. While most agreed that we need higher climate ambition, consensus was harder to find regarding the pathway that will lead the agricultural sector towards net zero emissions in 2050.
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.
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.
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.
We cordially invitite you to our upcoming EUKI Academy Webinar Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020 with a Focus on “Smart Cities and Communities” and “Energy Efficiency”. The webinar will take place on 7th November – 10:00-11:00 CET.
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.
The Beuthener Straße Primary School in Hannover held a Climate Action Day on climate-friendly nutrition in the context of the BEACON project.
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.
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.
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.