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Shakespeare and the Golden Toad

This theatre play was developed and written by the REFE project members. The aim of the piece is to playfully make young people aware of the urgency of waking up to impending ecological disasters in order to avoid them. The play ends with a plea to the audience not to stay in their seats but take action and shift their priorities towards protecting climate and nature.

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REFE – Reducing Ecological Footprints through Eco-Awareness

Cyclurban+ Lessons Learned Report


Cyclurban+ Lessons Learned Report 2022

It is inevitable that cities improve eco-friendly and sustainable transportation alternatives in the future. This is important not only from an environmental perspective but also from an urban development point of view by organising urban space in a way that supports all interests, favours road safety and reduces emissions.

This lessons-learned report by EUKI project Cyclurban+ highlights its pilot-cases and possible measures for local authorities. All are designed to improve the cycling infrastructure whether with political, financial or social approaches and were developed and tested in the course of project. Several examples give evidence that they were successful.

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Cyclurban+: Mobility Change, not Climate Change

A brief manual to creating and conducting transformative public policies at the local level


A Brief Manual to Creating and Conducting Transformative Public Policies at the Local Level

This manual by EUKI project Green Rural Deal informs about the transformative potential of public policies in the context of the green transition. It includes strategies, instruments and tools for policy makers to embark on a transformative journey while focusing on stakeholder ownership and participation.

The guide is not only useful for employees in local administrations but also for a wider local community that is an essential part of the transformative public policy process. Project partners in target regions and other rural European areas can use it both for their own knowledge management, and as a communication tool.

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Green Rural Deal

EUKI Press Review 4/2022


EUKI Press Review 4/2022

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 Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) 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 October to December 2022.

Project Improving C-balances on livestock free organic farms


Project Improving C-balances on Livestock Free Organic Farms

This publications offers insights of methods on “how to improve humus balances in organic arable farms with low livestock numbers”. Naturland e.V. organised a study trip to different farms in Austria and Hungary in May 2022 to learn about farming.

The aim of this collaborative project with the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (KIS) and the Institute of Fruit and Vegetable Crops Serbia (IFVC) is to improve the humus balance and carbon storage capacity of soil.

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Improving C-Balances in Organic Farms

EUKI_ETS2_Policy Brief


The Impact of the Proposed EU ETS 2 and the Social Climate Fund on Emissions and Welfare

The European Union will soon decide on the introduction of a separate Emissions Trading System for the buildings and road transport sectors (ETS2) and a Social Climate Fund (SCF) to mitigate its potential negative impact on households.

Under the ETS2, suppliers of fuels for buildings and road transport will have to purchase emissions allowances, with the total number of allowances available gradually decreasing over time. This would expose households to a carbon price and should thus incentivise them to seek lower carbon alternatives.

This paper examines the literature for evidence on the effectiveness and presents the findings of a novel modelling exercise analysing the impact of a theoretical carbon tax levied on all consumption goods.

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Distributing the Impacts of Carbon Pricing in CEE

EUKI Press Review 03/2022


EUKI Press Review 3/2022

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 Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) 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 2022.

Decarbonisation of the Industrial Sector- Sustainable Finance as an Opportunity?


Decarbonisation of the Industrial Sector- Sustainable Finance as an Opportunity?

The decarbonisation of the industrial sector is considered as one of the most difficult tasks for realising a net zero emissions economy. Heavy industries like steel or cement production need to be both modernised and rethought.

In this paper, EUKI project Sustainable Finance for Industry Decarbonisation identifies industry, policy and financial barriers to the decarbonisation of the Hungarian industrial sector and concludes with possible solutions.

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Sustainable Finance for Industry Decarbonisation

Renovation and retrofitting of old buildings in times of climate crisis_EN


Renovation and retrofitting of old buildings in times of climate crisis

This publication by EUKI project Retrofit Hub summarizes two years of experience and results from “Renovation and retrofitting of old buildings in times of climate crisis”.

The guidelines contained in this publication will make it easier for governmental units to choose the optimal scope of renovation measures, technologies and materials that are safe for buildings, ecologically sustainable and effectively reduce the financial and environmental costs of work undertaken, the costs of using objects after renovation and their total carbon footprint.

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Retrofit HUB

Transformation of the Construction Sector in Slovakia towards Climate Neutrality


Transformation of the Construction Sector in Slovakia towards Carbon Neutrality – Identification of Problems, Barriers and Recommendations

The EUKI project ClimArchiNet completed in April 2022 and supported the transformation of the building sector towards carbon neutrality in Slovakia and the Czech Republic as proposed by the European Green Deal.

This analysis summarises the findings and experience gained in the course of the project and highlights the problems and challenges of sustainable construction in the Slovak Republic. It also presents recommendations and innovative solutions to help the construction sector contribute to the (Slovak) goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

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ClimArchiNet – Climate Architects Network