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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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Fit for society – benchmarks for a social ’Fit for 55’ package


Fit for Society – Benchmarks for a social ’Fit for 55’ Package

With the Fit for 55 package, the European Union is embarking on a deep transformation of its economy which, in turn, will imply profound changes for society. The social acceptance of the package is therefore fundamental to the upcoming negotiations as well as the successful implementation on the ground. In the briefing „Fit for society – benchmarks for a social ’Fit for 55’ package”, E3G proposes five benchmarks alongside concrete recommendations for strengthening the social dimension of the Fit for 55 package.

The E3G- Third Generation Environmentalism Briefing was published within the frame of EUKI project Energy Transformation Debate in CEE and points out directions how the EU climate goals can be achieved by considering social factors.

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Energy Transformation Debate in CEE

Regulatory Framework – Citizens Energy Community in Albania


Regulatory Framework – Citizens Energy Community in Albania

In 2018 the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package acknowledged the right of local communities and citizens to play an active role in the energy sector by defining “Energy Communities”.  During the last years, in Albania, several efforts have been made to sustain economic development and meet the commitments of EU standards and legislation as regards energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) implementation.

This study by Milieukontakt Albania was published under the framework of EUKI project EUCENA and lays out the regulatory framework for citizens energy communities in the country.

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EUCENA – European Citizen Energy Academy

WTF is Climate Change?


WTF is Climate Change?

Despite increasing efforts to mitigate climate change, the problem of global warming cannot be solved by governments alone. It requires the participation of everyone of us.

This booklet from EUKI project “Sustainaware” by Institute for Health and Environment aims to make you ready to become part of the solution to the global warming problem. It contains all the necessary (and more) information about the causes and effects of climate change. Furthermore, at the end of the booklet, you will find a list of suggestions for what you can do personally to protect the environment and our society.

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Slovenian version
Hungarian version  

Sustainaware

Conference on the Future of Europe – The Role of Climate and Energy Policies


Conference on the Future of Europe – The Role of Climate and Energy Policies

This report provides recommendations for the Conference on the Future of Europe (CFE). Under the EUKI project “EU Climate Action Dialogue”, think tanks from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, and Poland make suggestions on how EU climate policy and the Conference on the Future of Europe can be mutually beneficial. In general, climate policy is an example of advanced citizen engagement, and it provides lessons on how the EU can successfully shape the international agenda. Moreover, climate policy also provides numerous examples of what the EU can achieve when it acts together. With differentiated targets and support mechanisms, climate policies illustrate how the EU can give Member States flexibilities, while ensuring coherence and level playing fields in the EU. The CFE could help frame climate policies as what they should be for the EU – its hallmark.

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EU Climate Action Dialogue

Climate Change Challenge


Climate Change Challenge – A Comic Book by EUKI Project BEACON

The Climate Change Challenge comic book follows characters Sofia and her younger brother Gabriel from their home in Portugal on a train journey across Europe. Throughout their journey they learn about the impacts of climate change and how communities across Europe are coming together to combat it. From flooding and forest fires to renewable energy and resilience, the characters learn about climate action in Europe first hand and return home ready to do their part.
Inspired by actions on the ground in BEACON municipalities and schools, this book seeks to convey the spirit of European collaboration and exchange on climate change to a wider audience of school children and adults alike. The story of Sofia and Gabriel was created and brought to life by author Bruno Pinto, Illustrator Quico Nogueira and colorist Nuno Duarte. The book was made possible by Guidehouse as part of the BEACON project.

Englische Version
Deutsche Version
Bulgarische Version
Tschechische Version
Polnische Version

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Climate and Energy Efficiency: We Study the Climate, We Save Energy, We Think of the Future – Climate change and energy efficiency activities in school


Climate and Energy Efficiency: We Study the Climate, We Save Energy, We Think of the Future – Volume 1: Climate change and energy efficiency activities in school

Originally published as part of the EUKI project Towards the introduction of Climate Action in the Educational Curriculum of Bulgarian Schools (TICA) and now translated by BEACON, this publication consists of training materials for teachers of the fifth through seventh grades in Bulgarian schools on the topic of climate change and saving energy. For other countries, the grades of the targeted students might differ depending on the respective education system. The publication is considered as an interdisciplinary (STEM education-based) teachers’ manual for theoretical and practical work in schools on the topics of climate change and energy production and consumption, geography, astronomy, chemistry, biology, physics, and economics. The publication is structured in two volumes.

This is the first volume, which contains information on all science-related aspects of climate change. Its purpose is to provide teachers with contextual and content information on the topic in a logical and comprehensive manner.

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Towards the introduction of Climate Action in the Educational Curriculum of Bulgarian Schools

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Climate and Energy Efficiency: We Study the Climate, We Save Energy, We Think of the Future – Volume 2: Methodical materials


Climate and Energy Efficiency: We Study the Climate, We Save Energy, We Think of the Future – Volume 2: Methodical materials

Originally published as part of the EUKI project Towards the introduction of Climate Action in the Educational Curriculum of Bulgarian Schools (TICA) and now translated by BEACON, this publication consists of training materials for teachers of the fifth through seventh grades in Bulgarian schools on the topic of climate change and saving energy. For other countries, the grades of the targeted students might differ depending on the respective education system. The publication is considered as an interdisciplinary (STEM education-based) teachers’ manual for theoretical and practical work in schools on the topics of climate change and energy production and consumption, geography, astronomy, chemistry, biology, physics, and economics. The publication is structured in two volumes.
This is the second volume, which is the methodological toolbox or teachers’ manual containing the descriptions, worksheets, and templates for all practical exercises with the students. All exercises have been tested in Bulgarian schools.

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Towards the introduction of Climate Action in the Educational Curriculum of Bulgarian Schools

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Small biogas plants


Small Biogas Plants

This publication by the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL) and the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences addresses farmers, ministries, and professionals in the fields of renewable energies, agriculture, and environmental protection, as well as the general public. Its purpose is to inform these target groups about the importance of small biogas plants for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from animal husbandry.

The brochure explains why small biogas plants matter, what impact manure has on the environment, what the challenges and benefits of biogas plants are, and finally offers two examples of good practice. While including general facts and figures about animal husbandry, manure potentials, GHG emissions from livestock, the publication focuses on the biogas sectors in Germany and Serbia.

English version
Serbian version

Biogas Initiative for Agriculture

Just Transition and Employment in Greece


Just Transition and Employment in Greece

Shifting towards cleaner energy resources and moving away from fossil fuels is an urgent task that must be well-prepared in order to ensure both efficiency and justice while avoiding grave social and financial consequences.

This report by WWF Greece under the scope of EUKI project Just Transition for the East and South of Europe examines the lignite phase-out efforts in Greece and the accompanying changes in the employment landscape. Greece announced the closure of all lignite-fired power plants by 2028. WWF contributes to this goal by sharing knowledge on the process of a just transition. The purpose of the study is to strengthen the effort of helping out lignite regions in Greece by way of creation of jobs as well as by developing the potential for growth of a lively economy.

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Just Transition Eastern and Southern Europe

Long-term renovation strategies as key instruments to guide local renovation – Lessons learned from good practices across Europe (EN)


Long-term renovation strategies as key instruments to guide local renovation – Lessons learned from good practices across Europe

Successful implementation of the Renovation Wave is highly dependent on the local level, in particular, the access to funding and the application of innovative instruments in municipalities across Europe. The latest Our Buildings report stresses the importance of Long-term renovation strategies (LTRS) for local public authorities, and shares good practices of financing, data collection and tailored approaches for renovation.

It shows that LTRS should better reflect local circumstances to ensure the implementation of comprehensive, integrative renovation activities at local level, in line with the needs of building owners and residents. The establishment of interactive and trustworthy public consultation processes is important to ensure a detailed and collaborative LTRS process in which municipal concerns and priorities are heard and taken up by national authorities.

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Bulgarian Version
Romanian Version

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