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LENA Handbook (Romanian)


LENA Handbook (Romanian)

The handbook provides schools and school administrators with suggestions for the implementation of energy saving projects in schools. It supports the implementation of user behaviour training, education and simple technical measures. The handbook is designed for all groups of people who learn and work at school: Primary and secondary school teachers, school administrators, caretakers and janitors as well as school administrators in the districts and municipalities.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

LENA Handbook (Bulgarian)


LENA Handbook (Bulgarian)

The handbook provides schools and school administrators with suggestions for the implementation of energy saving projects in schools. It supports the implementation of user behaviour training, education and simple technical measures. The handbook is designed for all groups of people who learn and work at school: Primary and secondary school teachers, school administrators, caretakers and janitors as well as school administrators in the districts and municipalities.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Indicator Handbook (Romanian)


Indicators Manual ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE IN THE COMMUNITY (Romanian)

The set of indicators builds on existing environmental education measures that convey content and skills, particularly in the areas of climate protection, climate impact adaptation and energy system transformation, but also in other areas of Education for Sustainable Development. The “Young Citizen Science” approach is particularly new and of considerable interest in the present handbook: A large number of indicators are collected and evaluated by the young people themselves.Such participation contributes to sustainability and democracy education and supports the development of participation.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Indicator Handbook (Bulgarian)


Indicators Manual ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE IN THE COMMUNITY (Bulgarian)

The set of indicators builds on existing environmental education measures that convey content and skills, particularly in the areas of climate protection, climate impact adaptation and energy system transformation, but also in other areas of Education for Sustainable Development. The “Young Citizen Science” approach is particularly new and of considerable interest in the present handbook: A large number of indicators are collected and evaluated by the young people themselves.Such participation contributes to sustainability and democracy education and supports the development of participation.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Climate Action Despite Tight Budgets – A Guidebook for Municipalities


Climate Action Despite Tight Budgets – A Guidebook for Municipalities (Polish)

The publication provides municipalities with an introduction to the economic feasibility of climate change mitigation measures and practical tips on different ways to fund local climate action. Building on the original German version, this version contains advice that is substantiated with successful good practice examples from both German and Polish municipalities.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Paper: Europe’s Economic Recovery – Climate Neutral, Fair and Innovative


Paper: Europe’s Economic Recovery – Climate Neutral, Fair and Innovative

The Corona crisis offers three important lessons for climate policies and Europe’s economic recovery. First, systemic shocks – like the Corona pandemic or climate change – affect the foundations of modern societies. Second, resiliency, preparedness and time are existential factors in addressing systemic crises. Third, the world’s economic recovery must help build efficient, innovative and climate neutral economies. In turn, calls to delay climate policies draw the wrong lessons from the current crisis and undermine Europe’s economic recovery. All countries, including the EU, must accelerate their emission reductions drastically – in the near term until 2030 as well as in the long term until 2050.

These are the main conclusions of joint paper by Szazadveg Foundation, 300Gospodarka and Ecologic Institute. This paper is part of the project “Building bridges – High Trust Network with Conservative Groups for Ambitious Climate Action”, funded by the European Climate Initiative.  The project aims at facilitating dialogues on climate policies between conservative and other groups from Hungary, Poland and Germany.

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High Trust Network for Ambitious Climate Action

Studie: Energy Boost for Poland


Report: Energy Boost for Poland

The publication “Energy Boost for Poland” was published by Forum Energii and the Polish Confederation Lewiatan without any financial contribution from EUKI.
It calls for the mobilisation of public and private funds for the modernisation of the Polish energy sector and highlights the possibility that the implementation of this “Energy Boost for Poland” could stimulate investments worth over 130 billion euros (580 billion Polish zlotys), which would create 240 thousand new jobs.

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International Cooperation Forum “Clean Heat”

Policy options from beyond Central and Eastern Europe to bridge the gap between the region and the Paris Agreement goals


Report: Policy Options from Beyond Central and Eastern Europe to Bridge the Gap Between the Region and the Paris Agreement Goals

This report, prepared by Climate Strategies and WiseEuropa with input from national experts from the region, addresses which aspects of best practice in building and transport policy may be transferable to CEE countries. Lessons are shared from western Europe, as well as opportunities for intra-regional cooperation, knowledge-sharing and leap-frogging through the adoption of new best-practice.

The publication explores national policies illustrated by relevant local case studies in western Europe. The policies covered relate to sustainable transport modes (road pricing programme in the UK), electromobility and low-emission vehicles (the action plan on electric vehicles in the Netherlands and the ElectriCity partnership in Sweden), energy efficiency in buildings (the energy efficient construction and refurbishment (EECR) programme in Germany), and clean heating sources (Swedish subsidies and consumer protection programmes, focused on heat pumps and Austrian direct grants and housing subsidies, focused on solar systems).

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CEE Climate Policy Frontier

Moving beyond oil shale in Estonia


Report: Moving beyond oil shale in Estonia (Estonian)

A new study commissioned by a coalition of NGOs including Bankwatch member Estonia Green Movement analyzes the different European and Estonian funds in place or under development that could be useful for the transition, the existing plans Estonia has in place and policy recommendations from international best practises.

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


Report: Financing Options to Support GHG Reductions in Cypriot and Greek Hotels

The aim of the “Report on financing options to support greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the hotel sector in Cyprus and Greece” is to present the main financial instruments, support schemes, reward schemes in Europe and in the participating countries (Cyprus, Greece and Germany), which are addressed to the hotel sector. Also, the main barriers identified are presented that hinder the promotion of the implementation of projects that aim at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the hotel sector.

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