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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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Mapping Solar Potential in Pilot Municipalities


Mapping Solar Potential in Pilot Municipalities

This report of the EUKI project Solar Adria describes different models and methodologies for solar potential mapping. One of the goals of the project is potential replicability of its approach in other municipalities of the Adriatic region. Therefore, Solar Adria summarised the described methodology in several steps to guide the interested municipalities through the process of solar potential map development.

Mapping Solar Potential in Pilot Municipalities

Solar Adria

Feasibility Studies for Installing Photovoltaic Power Plants on Municipality Buildings


Feasibility Studies for Installing Photovoltaic Power Plants on Municipality Buildings

EUKI project Solar Adria accelerates solar power development in Adriatic municipalities. The objectives of the project are to explore on a municipal level how stakeholders perceive and contribute to energy transition through solar development. Solar Adria provides solar potential maps for target municipalities and creates a matchmaking platform to connect any interested investors with the municipality administration and other target groups.

The project co-develops two solar projects, one in each pilot municipality, by providing technical and economic information. Implementing organisation Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (EIHP) performed four feasibility studies for photovoltaic power plants in Starigrad in Croatia and Koper in Slovenia.

Feasibility Study Starigrad Opcina
Feasibility Study Starigrad Vrtic
Feasibility Study Koper Burja
Feasibility Study Koper Bertoki

Solar Adria

Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability: Handbook


Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability: Handbook Escape Room Activity

With food production accounting for up to 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, changing individual dietary habits plays a critical role in combating climate change.

In this handbook “Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability – Escape Room”, the EUKI project Bringing Climate Action to the Table has put together a guide that will serve as an inspiration for educators, organisations and government agencies to address the relationship between our eating habits and climate change in formal, non-formal or informal settings in an educational and interactive way.

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Bringing Climate Action to the Table

Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability: Toolkit


Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability: Toolkit

With food production accounting for up to 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, changing individual dietary habits plays a critical role in combating climate change.

In this toolkit “Educational Tools To Approach Food Sustainability – Toolkit of Activities”, the EUKI project Bringing Climate Action to the Table has put together activities that will serve as an inspiration for educators, organisations and government agencies to address the relationship between our eating habits and climate change in formal, non-formal or informal settings in an educational and interactive way.

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Bringing Climate Action to the Table

A Path to Sustainable Municipal Waste Management: From Engineering Practices to Education and Training


A Path to Sustainable Municipal Waste Management: From Engineering Practices to Education and Training

A growing population worldwide is also accompanied by an increased amount of waste – especially in municipalities. Landfills are regarded as the third largest anthropogenic source of methane emissions and thus sustainable strategies are also becoming increasingly important for international climate protection in municipal waste management.

In the newsletter “Engineering Power” of the Croatian “Academy of Engineering”, the EUKI project EDU-CLIC has published the essay “A Path to Sustainable Municipal Waste Management: From Engineering Practices to Education and Training”. It describes how and where costly technologies for sustainable waste management are mostly used in middle- and high-income countries. And that the education of the population and the corresponding training of specialists can have a no lesser effect for more climate protection and sustainability in waste management. The report also highlights the form in which the project not only promotes sustainable waste management practices across the region, but also produces sustainable fuel pellets that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 17 tonnes per year.

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EDU-CLIC

Business models, administrative requirements and financing sources for the development of integrated solar systems


Business models, administrative requirements and financing sources for the development of integrated solar systems

Solar installations are particularly interesting in Slovenia and Croatia as both countries have average to high solar irradiation levels on their territory. Solar power plants are making fast progress in the renewable market of both countries as they are more and more commercially viable and have an upturn in national laws and regulations.

This report from “Zelena Energetska Zadruga” produced within the framework of the EUKI-project “Solar Adria” aims to provide the descriptions of available business models readily available for integrated solar systems (for public and private stakeholders); with comparison between different models. It provides a step-to-step guide for project development (including administrative steps). The publication lists currently applicable laws and regulations and available funding sources for different business models.

Who are the end-users of this service?

  • Citizens and companies (Private)
  • Municipalities (Public)

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Solar Adria

The New Jobs: Transition from Coal to a Modern Economy


The New Jobs: Transition from Coal to a Modern Economy

Historically, the job-creation has always been preceded by losing jobs. In global science and practice there is no univocal position on the decisions to be made in this process.

This report by WWF Bulgaria under the scope of EUKI project Regions and Municipalities for a Just Transition examines in how far lost jobs in the Bulgarian coal sector are replaced by newly created modern economy jobs. According to the authors, one of the key components and counteractions to this socio-economic transition process is the implementation of a just transition to a clean, circular economy in the context of the European Green Deal.

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Regions and Municipalities for a Just Transition

Commercial Prosumers as Catalysts for Solar PV Adoption in South East Europe


Commercial Prosumers as Catalysts for Solar PV Adoption in South East Europe

The solar PV market in the South East Europe (SEE) region is on the cusp of a significant transformation, driven by a combination of factors including stronger project economics, the improved availability of financing, as well as rising electricity and carbon prices. Overarching these local market dynamics, there is the increasingly urgent imperative to decarbonize the electricity mix in the region.

This analysis by E3 Analytics and Agora Energiewende under the project South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue focuses on the rise of commercial prosumers in four countries across the region: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Romania. While each country has a different electricity market and faces unique challenges, the economic fundamentals of customer-sited solar PV investments have entered a promising new phase.

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South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue

Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in central and eastern Europe


Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in Central and Eastern Europe

In this paper, CEE Bankwatch Network analyses the state of the TJTP’s design in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It first describes the formal design of the processes in each country, which, although similar, involve different actors and timelines. Bankwatch also take a look at how the working groups, set up to inform and design the plans, are currently functioning, and what they need to effectively influence the plans. In the next section, the paper analyses the instruments used in each region to ensure participation, highlighting what works well and what works less well. Finally, the paper concludes with recommendations for national authorities and the European Commission, based on the three biggest threats to the quality of the TJTPs:  poor participation, a disproportionate influence of industry and a narrow focus on job creation.

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Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in central and eastern Europe

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Energy Transformation Debate in CEE

Promoting Renewable District Heating


Promoting Renewable District Heating – Seven Policy Recommendations

The heating transition is an indispensable building block to achieve climate neutrality. The long investment
cycles in this area, coupled with the high risk of carbon lock-in, make it particularly important to act
quickly. This also applies to district heating. Germany and the EU must urgently abandon the complex
system of subsidies in favour of fossil heat that is currently in place. Environmental Action Germany (DUH) makes in this paper seven recommendations to government that can make district heating a pioneer in decarbonising building heat.

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Promoting Renewable District Heating – Seven Policy Recommendations

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Energy Transformation Debate in CEE