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Interview: Energy Transition in Romania in Times of Covid19

Energy Transformation Debate in CEE

Accelerating the Energy Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe and Learning from the German Experience

We spoke with the Alexandru Mustață, national project coordinator for Romania, about the consequences of the corona pandemic, silver linings and the opportunity to create new green jobs.

Reduce, Optimise, Decarbonise: Pathways Towards Sustainable Mobility in Municipalities

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

More than 20 representatives of BEACON municipalities and experts exchanged views on how cities can shape the transition towards sustainable mobility druing a workshop in Kalamata, Greece.

Energy Scout Trainings as Webinars – Successful Test Run in Bulgaria

Young Energy Europe

Not just since the coronavirus have advanced training courses been offered online, but in the current situation digital solutions are in heavy demand – also at Young Energy Europe.

Interview: Energy Audits, Youth Unemployment and Covid19

YESclima – Young experts for climate-friendly schools in Mediterranean countries

The EUKI project YESclima offers practical training for students on energy audits in buildings. Due to the spread of corona virus, the project work is now taking place online only.

Hartwig Berger with students

Combining Green Roofs with Solar Power and Cooling

YESclima – Young experts for climate-friendly schools in Mediterranean countries

As a result of their study-trips in Berlin, the EUKI-YESclima teams from Athens and Cádiz have elaborated the general proposal Smart Roofs for cities in Southern Europe

Will the Coronavirus Slow Down or Speed Up the Low Carbon Energy Transition in Poland?

International Cooperation Forum “Clean Heat”

Forum Energii asks the question how the current crisis will affect the energy transformation in the long term in Poland.

Will there be any “waste” in 2030? Workshop on hard facts and visions about circular economy

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Municipal representatives from Romania, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, and Greece came together at the BEACON Regional Workshop to identify ways to reduce emissions from the waste sector. Read more about the event.

Climate Policies for Transport and Buildings

CEE Climate Policy Frontier

The CEE Climate Policy Frontier workshop in Warsaw brought together experts from government, industry, non-governmental organisations and analytical centres in the Visegrád (V4) Group – Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – to assess the challenges and opportunities for adopting best climate policy practices in the transport and buildings sectors.

Tracking Climate-Ralated Investments and Finance Flows

Landscape of Climate Finance: Promoting debate on climate finance flows in Central Europe

CLIMATE RECON 2050 – Intra-EU Exchange to Raise Awareness and Build Capacity on Long-Term Climate Strategies

Sustainable finance taxonomy and national climate strategies can often work to complement each other by bringing national contexts to provisions outlined in a classification system. Such a synergy offers a useful input to the climate finance and investment tracking studies and creates an important basis for further discussions on the investment gap associated with the low-carbon transition. The paper by WiseEuropa, New Climate Institute and I4CE tackles the issue.

Training for preschool teachers in Sofia

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

A teachers’ training for kindergartens took place in Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the BEACON project. The event targeted the work of teachers in kindergartens due to high demand and interest from the teachers, as well as to the decision of Burgas municipality to introduce the energy saving initiative into all of its schools and kindergartens.