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Three4Climate schools organize Climate Action Days

The Three4Climate project connects six cities and six schools from Germany, Portugal and Slovenia to enable exchange and cooperation on local climate action. As part of the project, the participating schools in Slovenia (Kranj, Maribor) and in Portugal (Braga, Loulé) organized Climate Action Days with numerous and diverse activities for students to learn but also inform others in their schools and municipalities about climate change and how everyone can contribute to mitigating its severe impacts.

GVB volunteer Alessia Doering sows vegetables with students

Continued Commitment for Education and Climate Action in Bronte

The local environmental organisation Giacche Verdi Bronte educated schoolchildren in Sicily about reforestation and the role of food in climate change. Even though covid restrictions posed severe challenges and the two EUKI projects ran out in 2018 and 2019, the voluntary association continues its work with schools and international volunteers.

Carrying on the Torch of Local Climate Action: BEACON Final Conference

On 16-17 June 2021 165 participants from 13 countries gathered virtually for the BEACON Final Conference to advance the work and success that schools and municipalities have initiated in the past three years through the project.

How can Germany and Central and Eastern Europe work together for more climate ambition? 

CEE Bankwatch Network, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), and E3G together with the EUKI Academy organised a workshop on 10 June to explore how Germany can work with CEE governments to secure their support for upcoming reforms and initiatives under the European Green Deal.

National workshops on improving framework conditions for local climate action conducted in BEACON countries

As part of the project Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON), national workshops were organised in all of the BEACON countries. The overarching aim of the virtual national workshops was to identify, specify and decide on further steps towards improving the national framework conditions for climate action on the ground. These national workshops took up the various strands of the BEACON project and further served to anchor the impulse for stronger cooperation between government levels.

Climate protection measures in schools

The EUKI project YESclima has contributed to measures that can lead the way for climate protection in buildings in the southern European province of Cádiz.

How EUKI projects enhance the energy transition

Together with EUKI Academy, WWF Greece hosted a conference for Greek EUKI beneficiaries to network and to exchange with both German and Greek ministries about the energy transition in Greece.

EDINA project experience during the Urban Policy Congress in Katowice (Poland)

During the Urban Policy Congress in Katowice on June 7, 2021, EUKI project EDINA held a workshop on revitalization areas. The workshop participants, working in two groups, concentrated on a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to subsidy programmes in Special Revitalisation Zones.

How to Seize the Potential for a Green Recovery in Central and Eastern Europe?

Experts and civil society discussed how national recovery plans can put Central and Eastern Europe on track to reach climate neutrality. The event was organised by CEE Bankwatch Network, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and E3G together with the EUKI Academy.

Three4Climate: Cities from Portugal and Slovenia explore climate protection projects in Germany

In the Three4Climate project, representatives from Braga and Loulé (Portugal), as well as Maribor and Kranj (Slovenia) explored climate protection projects in Germany. With videos, expert presentations and live Q&As, the virtual study tour took them to the cities of Bielefeld and Radolfzell.