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EUKI Brochure Climate Action Connecting Europe

Climate Action Connecting Europe – EUKI Brochure 2021

The second EUKI brochure presents all the projects funded since 2019, with clear information about the wide range of approaches to climate action in Europe. Find out more about the major milestones of the last two years, the steadily growing EUKI Academy and project successes in the various countries.

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Distribution Grids and Electromobility – Planning and Development


Distribution Grids and Electromobility – Planning and Development

The electrification of the transport sector is one of the most effective and fastest methods of transport decarbonisation. The efficient development of electric vehicles will require well-planned and wisely developed grid infrastructure, which until now has not been adapted to handle such a large scale of new equipment. What does the expansion of electromobility mean for the energy system? How will grids cope with the rapid development of this field and how to plan their future growth?

This study by Forum Energii analyses several scenarios for the development of electromobility and the impact of their implementation on national distribution grids. As part of the Int-E-Grid EUKI project, it offers an assessment that focuses on the challenges for distribution networks associated with the development of electric transport. The implementation of the discussed scenarios along with the decarbonisation of the energy mix will allow for the reduction of GHG emissions from transport by up to two-thirds by 2050.

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Distribution Grids and Electromobility – Planning and Development

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Int-E-Grid: Powering Electromobility in Poland and Germany

Building Capacity for Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation to contribute to long-term Climate Planning in Visegrad 4+2


Long-term Climate Planning in Central Eastern Europe – Project Report

According to the EU Governance Regulation, Member States were required to prepare (and submit to the European Commission by 1 January 2020) national long-term strategies (LTS) to present their climate and energy transition pathway, with a perspective of at least 30 years, towards the target of the EU 2050 climate neutrality.

This report summarizes the achievements of the EUKI project Capacity Building for Ambitious Long-Term Strategies, implemented by CAN Europe together with MTVSZ – Friends of the Earth Hungary, Center for Transport and Energy (Czechia) and Institute for Sustainable Development (Poland) that aimed on improving the quality of these long-term decarbonisation strategies in six Central Eastern European countries – Czechia, Hungary, Poland, as well as Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia – by enhancing a multi-stakeholder dialogue on a cross-sectoral approach to long-term planning and developing positive narratives on the co-benefits of climate action and energy transition for the economy and society.

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Long-term climate planning in Central Eastern Europe – Project Report

Project

Capacity Building for Ambitious Long-Term Strategies

EUKI Press Review 3/2021


EUKI Press Review 3/2021

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) regularly produces a press review, which reflects the international reporting on the financing programme of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and on the work involved in the projects. The selected articles are derived from submissions by project-implementing organisations and from in-house research. The present edition covers reporting from July to September 2021.

EUKI Press Review 2/2021


EUKI Press Review 2/2021

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) regularly produces a press review, which reflects the international reporting on the financing programme of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and on the work involved in the projects. The selected articles are derived from submissions by project-implementing organisations and from in-house research. The present edition covers reporting from April to June 2021.

EUKI Press Review 1/2021


EUKI Press Review 1/2021

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) regularly produces a press review, which reflects the international reporting on the financing programme of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and on the work involved in the projects. The selected articles are derived from submissions by project-implementing organisations and from in-house research. The present edition covers reporting from January to March 2021.

Visegrad Electromobility


Visegrad Electromobility – State, perspectives and challenges

Transport accounts for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union and is the only sector in which emissions have been increasing in recent years. The goal of climate neutrality and the increased reduction target for 2030 will not be achievable without a revolution in transport, as confirmed by the ‘Fit for 55’ package published by the European Commission. Electrification of transport, especially of passenger cars, is therefore a key element in reducing transport emissions.

This report from Forum Energii describes the status and prospects for the development of electromobility in the Visegrad countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary), the challenges of reversing current emission trends in road transport as well as how to use the existing potential of sectoral cooperation in the V4 countries.

The publication was published under the framework of EUKI project Int-E-Grid: Powering Electromobility in Poland and Germany and introduces strategies and appropriate measures, such as the V4-route, for the implementation of effective policies to reduce emissions from transport through electrification.

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Visegrad Electromobility – State, perspectives and challenges

Project

Int-E-Grid: Powering Electromobility in Poland and Germany

BEACON Final Report: From Ideas to Action


BEACON Final Report: From Ideas to Action

Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality – Final report of the Bridging European and Local Climate Action project

Examples of successful local climate change mitigation measures can be found all across Europe. Municipalities, local communities, and younger generations are shaping the path towards net-zero emissions. To show what role local and regional actors play in reaching national and EU climate goals, BEACON has drawn data from evaluations with more than 25 municipality and 40 school staff members of the BEACON countries. This report summarises the achievements of the BEACON project in five steps: 1. Identifying needs and creating support structures 2. Establishing cross-border networks and collaboration 3. Building capacities and raising awareness 4. Developing long-term strategies, supporting ambitious policies and vertical collaboration 5. Creating ideas and finally, implementing projects. The report is accompanied by the BEACON project’s final brochure From Action to Impact .

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From Ideas to Action – BEACON Final Report 

Project

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

BEACON Final Brochure: From Action to Impact


BEACON Final Brochure: From Action to Impact

Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

Accompanying the BEACON project’s final report From Ideas to Action, which provides an overview of the successes and learnings of the project, this interactive brochure zooms in on the specific stories of how schools and municipalities across Europe have created impact in the BEACON project. Written from the perspective of the municipalities, schools and kindergartens, you will find examples of empowerment, connection, innovation, and inspiration in the 83 profiles throughout this brochure. You will also find good practices in local climate action made possible by BEACON’s activities and support, including numerous photos and videos to bring their experiences to life. The later portion of the brochure is dedicated to showcasing the numerous publications that were developed throughout the project. Here you can find a short summary of each publication, a peek inside it, and links to where the publications can be found on the EUKI website.

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From Action to Impact – BEACON Final Brochure

Project

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Bürgerenergie – Ein praktischer Leitfaden zur Rückgewinnung der Macht


Community Energy – A practical guide to reclaiming Power

Community energy is key to a decarbonised economy and a crucial step in tackling climate change. Community energy can help rebalance the local and global economy and bridge the gap between urban and rural, north and south, and close the gap between rich and poor — because it empowers local people. Community energy leads to energy democracy, holding the promise of an economy and a society based on cooperation rather than competition.

Friends of the Earth Europe, RESCoop and Energy Cities published an awesome community energy handbook as part of the EUKI project Bringing Germany’s Bürgerenergie to New Regions in Europe. It is a go-to guide, packed with instructions, practical tips and resources how to build a local, community-led renewable energy revolution in Europe.

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Community Energy Guide, English version
Community Energy Guide, French version
Community Energy Guide, Greek version
Community Energy Guide, Spanish version
Community Energy Guide, Polish version I
Community Energy Guide, Polish version II

Project

Bringing Germany’s Bürgerenergie to New Regions in Europe

Open Book


Financing Climate Action in Municipalities

Municipalities repeatedly cite the lack of funding or difficulty to access appropriate funding as one of the main obstacles to implementing climate change mitigation measures. The BEACON project analysed the financial landscape for municipalities in Poland, Romania, Greece, and Czechia. It looked at the needs and challenges in small and medium sized municipalities. The project also reviewed the opportunities for financing that exist on EU and national levels and via innovative financing instruments. Each report provides a detailed overview of funding opportunities in the respective country and recommendations to administrative staff in municipalities.

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Finance Study Poland, English Version
Finance Study Poland, Polish Version
Finance Study Czechia, English Version
Finance Study Czechia, Czech Version
Finance Study Romania, English Version
Finance Study Romania, Romanian Version
Finance Study Greece, English Version
Finance Study Greece, Greek Version

Project

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)