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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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EUKI Press Review 2/2019

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 the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) 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 2019.

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Report: The Southeast European Power System in 2030

The increased use of wind power and photovoltaics could improve the electricity system in South Eastern Europe, according to a report by Agora Energiewende. Renewable energies could replace outdated lignite-fired power plants. A mix of sun, wind, water and gas could protect the climate and at the same time increase security of supply and reduce the costs of the electricity system.

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South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue

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Report: U progu zmian: Polska polityka przemysłowa wobec niskoemisyjnej transformacji (Polish)

This report shows how Poland could become one of the European pioneers in the development of a low-emission industry. It would require the implementation of systematic incentives to modernisation and the strengthening of cooperation at the EU level. The study focuses on Polish heavy industry and how far-reaching emission reductions could be promoted in the sector.

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

Inclusive Transformation of the European Materials Sector


Report: Inclusive Transformation of the European Materials Sector

The “Climate-Friendly Materials Platform” advocates the decarbonisation of the basic materials sector in Central and Southern Europe. An essential part of the project are Round Tables bringing together policy makers, industry and academia. This study provides an overview of the path towards a low-emission basic materials sector in Hungary, Poland and Greece. It shows the status quo as well as national and European solutions. In particular, the advantages of Europe-wide policy measures and European cooperation are evident.

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

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)