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Accelerating Climate Action, Strengthening Europe – The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry

The brochure of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) provides information on the objectives, working methods, funding opportunities and projects.

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The transformation of the Hungarian basic materials sector towards a low carbon economy

Summary: The Transformation of the Hungarian Basic Materials Sector Towards a Low Carbon Economy

Round Tables on the decarbonisation of the basic materials sector are held in three European countries, as part of the EUKI project “Climate-Friendly Materials Platform”. The multi-stakeholder discussion targets policy makers, industry representatives, industrial decarbonisation practitioners and applied researchers. This overview of the REKK Foundation presents the results of the consultations in Hungary.

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Climate-Friendly Materials Platform: Supporting the Transition in Central and Southern Europe

The transformation of the Spanish basic materials sector towards a low carbon economy

Report: The Transformation of the Spanish Basic Materials Sector Towards a Low Carbon Economy

This report by the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas is part of the EUKI project Climate Friendly Materials Platform. It serves as a background document for the national discussion, providing in-depth analysis of the Spanish basic material sector, analysing past and current national policies, and summarizing the results of the national round-table event.

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Climate-Friendly Materials Platform: Supporting the Transition in Central and Southern Europe

Making the Grade? A review of eight national energy and climate plans in central and eastern Europe

Report: Making the Grade? A Review of Eight National Energy and Climate Plans in Central and Eastern Europe

In this report, the CEE Bankwatch Network evaluated national energy and climate plans (NECPs) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The authors examined the level of public participation and the climate action ambition on the basis of seven factors. The publication takes a critical look at the NECPs in Latvia, Romania, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Poland.

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

Clean Heat 2030 – Strategy for Heating

Report: Clean Heat 2030 – Strategy for Heating

This study examined how to make heating no longer a source of smog in Poland by 2030 in a cost-effective and socially acceptable way. It refers to the whole area of heating in the country, the district heating and individual heating systems. The report analyses different scenarios for a transition and gives recommendations on how to improve the air quality in Poland.

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International Cooperation Forum “Clean Heat”

Report: Just Transition – Development Scenarios: For the Coal-Mining Regions in Southwest Bulgaria

This publication focuses on the energy transition in coal-mining regions in Southwest Bulgaria and how to ensure that the process is just. The concept of “just transition” enables the transition to a low-carbon economy in a responsible and accountable manner by caring for people who lose their income. This analysis presents solutions to the problems related to the transition from coal industry to a sustainable economy.

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Just Transition Eastern and Southern Europe

Report: EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Guidance for public officers – Navigating new requirements for renovation strategies

This guide was developed under the framework of the EUKI project Our Buildings. It shows the steps and measurements that should be taken to meet the new EU requirements for buildings and to produce a successful strategy. The report highlights areas that need to be addressed in Bulgaria and/or Romania and examples of good practice by other EU Member States.

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Accelerating climate action buildings – strengthening civil society and policy-makers in Romania and Bulgaria (Our Buildings)

Beacon Broschüre

Brochure: Connecting and Collaborating for Climate: The BEACON Project

The EUKI project Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON) strengthens the exchange between national governments, municipalities and schools on climate action issues. BEACON forms a network of 34 municipalities and 57 schools in the Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Germany. The brochure explains the project goals and introduces the involved actors.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Report: Climate and Energy Investment Map in Germany

This report contributes to the discussion of EU Member States’ upcoming National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), in which Member States are required to present information on existing investment flows to decarbonisation efforts. The report assesses existing data sources and climate-finance tracking systems to estimate climate and energy investment in Germany in 2016. It presents a map illustrating the volume of climate and energy investment flows – from the financing sources, through the intermediaries and financial instruments, to the recipient sectors. The map provides insight into who invests how much into what kind of measures. The report was written as part of an EUKI project with the Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität (IKEM).

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CIC2030 – Strategies for Financing the 2030 Targets

Open Book

Expert Article: EU Reform and Climate Policies: Two Birds with One Stone

There are many overlaps between a reformed European Union (EU) and climate action. Climate policy and the EU’s future can complement each other. For one, climate builds bridges between member states in times of tension. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf and Sebastian Oberthür from the EUKI project “Climate Policies as the New Trade Mark of the EU” published an article on this issue in “Instituto Affari Internazionali”.

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Climate Policies as the New Trade Mark of the EU

Report: Methodological Framework for Mapping Energy Poverty and Assessing its Climate Impacts

The current document has been inspired by the specific demand to address the cross-cutting issue of poor heating practices and increased air pollution in urban and rural areas in the EEC. Its major aim is to support the local policy makers in exploring the multiple environmental and climate impacts of energy poverty by focusing on the development and implementation of joint clean air and energy poverty policies.

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InventAir: Inventories of energy poverty to support clean air policies in Eastern European countries