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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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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

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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


Publication: Step-by-step Development of Woodstove Changeout Roadmap

Woodstove exchange roadmaps can become strong policy instruments for medium and long-term energy planning. They aim to alleviate energy poverty and reduce harmful emissions from wood and coal combustion. Such roadmaps are a basis for wood exchange programmes. These provide information and encourage citizens to replace old and inefficient stoves with modern, clean heating systems.

This publication explains step by step how such a plan can be developed using the InventAir project methodology.

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


Briefing Paper: The German Coal Comission – A Role Model for Transformative Change?

The briefing paper by E3G analyses what lessons can be learned from the German Coal Commission for transformation processes in other countries (especially the CEE region) and sectors. Key findings are multi-stakeholder engagement, astrong regional component and a mandate to lay out multiple policy options. The analysis is part of an EUKI project with CEE Bankwatch and DUH. The results were published in an English briefing paper and a German summary.

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


EUKI Press Review 1/2019

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 January to March 2019.

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Franco-German Energy Transition Week


Summary: Franco-German Energy Transition Week

In January 2019, the Franco-German Energy Transition Week brought together more than 100 municipalities, associations and energy agencies from France and Germany. 83 actions took place in 70 cities to mobilise the public for the energy transition. More than 5,000 people joined the activities. For instance, a climate change escape game, an energy counselling bus and a cross-border eco-festival were organised.
The brochure of the project implementers Energy Cities and Climate Alliance takes a look back and presents the highlights of the Energy Transition Week.

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Franco-German Energy Transition Week

EUKI annual report


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

The first brochure of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) provides information about its objectives and how this young initiative works. It explains the selection procedure for EUKI-financed projects and how the exchange of knowledge is organised at the EUKI Academy. It also summarises the initiative’s milestones in the years 2017 and 2018.
The second part of the brochure provides a detailed description of the wide range of EUKI projects in the eight EUKI core areas, such as energy, mobility and climate-aligned finance. In addition, we present lighthouse projects and interviews with the involved parties from each topic area.
At the end of the brochure we list contact details for all projects and thus provide an overview of the growing EUKI community.

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Report: Domestic Landscape of Climate Finance: Why Systemic Approach to Climate Finance Matters

The required mobilization of funds urges for an improved coordination between all of the actors involved in the low-emission transition. It similarly demands a comprehensive knowledge base to address the systemic challenge of financing sustainable economic development. This report discusses matters of “climate finance” in Poland and their relevance for achieving the objectives set by the Paris Agreement.

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Landscape of Climate Finance: Promoting debate on climate finance flows in Central Europe


Booklet: Unleashing the Power of Community Renewable Energy

This booklet is mainly for national and local energy campaigners across Europe, municipal members, local environmental groups, members of planned or existing energy cooperatives, and active citizens.

It aims to explain what the EU’s new renewable energy legislation means. Bringing examples from across Europe, it shows how the EU legislation can help to remove barriers to community and citizen renewable energy. Chapter 2 explains the provisions and new rights for community and citizen energy. Chapter 3 lays out the implications for national and local governments. Chapter 4 suggests practical steps and resources for action.

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Bringing Germany’s Bürgerenergie to New Regions in Europe