Publications

EUKI Highlight

Climate Action Connecting Europe – EUKI E-Paper 2022

On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is publishing an interactive e-paper. The previous achievements and future orientation of the initiative are clearly listed in words and figures.

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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 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

Gender survey of energy cooperatives – A summary with recommendations


Gender survey of energy cooperatives – A summary with recommendations

Energy communities have great potential to support a socially just transition in the energy sector. However, inequalities in gender distribution thwart this development.

This paper by REScoop.eu, the implementing organisation of EUKI project EUCENA, aims to understand the status quo of gender, structure, perceptions, needs and integration of gender and women in energy communities. Based on survey results, it sheds light on the perspectives of community members, board members, and staff on their gender, role, and position in their organisations. It also proposes strategies to mainstream gender in policies and practices.

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EUCENA – European Citizen Energy Academy

EUKI Press Review 2/2022


EUKI Press Review 2/2022

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 April to June 2022.

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Toolkit: Improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in revitalisation areas

This toolkit by the EUKI project  “EDINA -Energy efficient development of Special Revitalisation Zones and urban areas” covers the improvement of energy efficiency in revitalisation areas and shows how the technical performance of buildings can already be taken into account in the investment process. The toolkit is aimed at city and municipal offices that support the renovation of buildings by private individuals, property owners, managers, cooperatives, social housing companies, NGOs or other interested parties.

EDINA Toolkit in English

EDINA Toolkit in Polish

Project

EDINA – Improving Energy Efficiency in Revitalisation

Identification of Gaps and Barriers in Building Renovations


Identification of Gaps and Barriers in Building Renovations

The 5th edition of the International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences (ICESS), was organized by the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (BUES), on the 16-17 of June 2022, at BUES, and online. This year’s conference theme, “Fostering recovery through metaverse business modelling”, invited researchers, Ph.D. students, and practitioners. EUKI project UPGREAT was part of it and published their scientific paper “Identification of Gaps and Barriers in Building Renovations through a Targeted Survey to Professionals of the Built Environment to Upgrade the Quality of Building Stock and Mitigate Climate Change” in the conference publication.

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UPGREAT – Training Tool for Efficient Schools

EUKI Press Review 1/2022


EUKI Press Review 1/2022

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 January to March 2022.

EUCENA Best Practice Guide_GR


European Citizen Energy Academy: Best Practice Guide

The EUKI project EUCENA – European Citizen Energy Academy published a best practice guide for South East Europe featuring inspiring community energy initiatives in the Balkan region. The goal of this publication is to illustrate good practices of energy communities in the region and to inspire citizens to launch their own citizen energy communities, following the steps of the frontrunning initiatives.

Best Practice Guide in English

Best Practice Guide in Greek

EUCENA – European Citizen Energy Academy

CLIKIS School_Kitchen_Handbooks


Handbook: Climate and energy efficient kitchens in schools

The publication shows how to implement climate friendly kitchens in schools. The EUKI project Clikis Network has put together a handbook that can be used by schools, educators, administrative staff in schools to make better climate-friendly menus and to reduce the energy outputs.  This is aligned with the EU goals on reducing carbon footprint.

CLIKIS Handbook climate friendly school kitchen in Estonian

CLIKIS Handbook climate friendly school kitchen in Croatian

Project

CLIKIS Network

Climate Heros: Multinational Survey Wave 2


Climate Heros: Multinational Survey Wave 2

This survey by EUKI project Climate Heros tracks the level of awareness and engagement of youth regarding matters related to wildlife preservation, climate change and sustainable development in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and the Czech Republic. The findings are compared to survey results from 2021.

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Climate Heroes