Young Energy Europe is a project with the aim to enhance climate protection measures in companies. Young professionals from a wide range of sectors will be trained to become Energy Scouts allowing them to help monitor and reduce energy consumption in their companies.
The training involves a general introduction on how energy consumption affects global climate and how its reduction can help companies and the environment. The Energy Scouts will learn to
analyze energy consumption within their company
use energy meters and interpret their data
apply the newly acquired knowledge by implementing an energy efficiency project at their workplace
Young professionals and companies equally profit from the program: Companies can make use of the vocational know-how their employees receive, become more energy-efficient and save costs. The young professionals benefit both personally and professionally as they develop and introduce new ideas and solutions for their companies on the way to a low carbon economy.
Young Energy Europe started in Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary and the Czech Republic in November 2017. It will be organized by the local German Chambers of Commerce Abroad. The overall project management is provided by the DIHK Service GmbH in Berlin.
Young Energy Europe is enabling companies to save money but also to significantly cut their emissions. In the first year alone, 101 young employees from 41 companies in four countries have taken part in training on energy and resource efficiency, equipping them to identify energy saving potential in their own companies. Improved processes have had a beneficial financial impact in many companies, boosting the acceptability of climate change mitigation measures.
Project Partners: Deutsch-Bulgarische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Deutsch-Griechische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Deutsch-Tschechische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Deutsch-Ungarische Industrie- und Handelskammer, German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce, German-Hellenic Chamber of Industry and Commerce, German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.