It is six years since former Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski warned fellow Poles to beware of a ‘world made up of cyclists and vegetarians’ – one he claimed had little in common with traditional Polish values. Although Waszczykowski has long since left office, his interview back then left scars, as a press officer for the Department of Urban Planning in Warsaw told the Tagesspiegel newspaper.
Green(ing) H2 is a European Climate Initiative (EUKI) funded project that partners 3 European NGOs – Instrat Foundation (Poland), Germanwatch (Germany) and ZERO (Portugal) focused on promoting green Hydrogen to achieve climate neutrality by engaging civil society to make Europe’s H2 infrastructure green, fair and sustainable.
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.
September marked the arrival of 6 new volunteers from Germany and France to the Humus per la Biosfera project in Sicily. Most of them will stay for one year to contribute to our project on humus growth and environmental education with school children.
The EUKI-funded project EDINA promoted energy efficiency in Polish revitalisation areas by providing training to property managers and owners. At the final project stage, the EDINA project team shares its experience through 8 summarising videos.
Forty-five young people from Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Serbia participated in the meeting, with the aim of networking among young people and providing opportunities for sharing ideas, knowledge, best practices from the renewable energy sector.
Training sessions on the energy efficiency of private buildings for representatives of local municipalities, property managers, and housing communities from cities, where municipal revitalisation programs was established or where subsidy programs support the renovation of private residential buildings.
As the climate crisis becomes one of the most important global challenges, it’s crucial to involve young people in building solutions and working towards positive change. The Climate Heroes project provides young people in Central and Eastern Europe with knowledge and supports them in starting their own environmental initiatives.
CEEweb for Biodiversity and the EUKI Academy organise a Community Conference in Hungary to discuss current and future challenges to the Hungarian green transition with Hungarian and German representatives.
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