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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: Dobre Praktyki Ciepłownicze z Danii i Niemiec Wnioski dla Polski (Polish)

Changes in the heating sector are fundamental for the improvement of air quality in Poland. This report wants to contribute by analysing both the good as well as the bad experiences of Denmark and Germany.  The study shows the importance of long-term vision, specific aims and mechanisms motivating engagement and appropriate evaluation of environmental costs in this process.

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International Cooperation Forum “Clean Heat”


Report: Scenarijska Analiza Dugoročnog Planiranja Energetske Potrošnje i Dobave s Posebnim Osvrtom na Elektroenergetski Sustav (Croatian)

The document “Scenario analysis of a long term energy demand and supply with an emphasis on power sector” shows that a high share of variable renewable energy sources in a power sector, in combination with demand response technologies and regional electricity market, is possible for Croatia. EnergyPLAN was used in order to provide hourly simulation of energy system, while a detailed dispatch of power supply units was carried out with DispaSET model. The paper is available only in Croatian language.

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South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue


Report: Myths and Facts about Deploying Renewables in the Power Systems of Southeast Europe

This study collects the most important myths about renewables deployment in the countries of South East Europe. The publication explains in a fact-based manner the advantages of renewables and shows how renewables integration into the SEE power systems can be successful and benefits of low-cost renewables can be reaped.

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South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue


Discussion Input: Stakeholder Consultation in Developing Climate Strategies: Insights from Experiences in Germany and France

Meeting the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement requires profound changes to current patterns of socioeconomic development including consumption, employment, and infrastructure affecting all parts of society including stakeholders. This following brief describes the organisation and structures of these stakeholder consultation processes and draws lessons from them. This paper is part of EUKI project Climate Recon.

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CLIMATE RECON 2050 – Intra-EU Exchange to Raise Awareness and Build Capacity on Long-Term Climate Strategies


Factsheet: Latvian Energy Efficiency Facility LABEEF

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility (LABEEF) is a company that was founded in 2016 to facilitate the deep renovation of the Latvian housing sector, which is dominated by prefabricated high-rise buildings erected between 1941 and 1992 during era of Soviet occupation. LABEEF aims to support energy service companies (ESCOs) that implement renovation measures in multifamily buildings based on energy performance contracting (EPC).

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Factsheet: The Swedish Climate Act

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. To achieve net-zero-net greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, Sweden’s Climate Act introduced in 2018 establishes an enhanced climate governance framework. The Climate Act stipulates a set of climate reporting obligations for the government, including a climate report to be presented with the yearly budget bill and a requirement to align climate policies and budgetary decisions. Every four years, a climate action plan is to be developed. The climate policy framework is expected to facilitate the adoption of ambitious climate measures and is a key component of Sweden’s efforts to implement the Paris Agreement.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Factsheet: Green Savings Programme in the Czech Republic

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The New Green in Savings Programme (NGiS, 2014-2021) of the Czech Republic financially supports renovation, efficient heating systems and nearly zero energy buildings in the area of residential buildings. It is the programme with the highest potential to reduce GHG emissions in the building sector in the Czech Republic and obtains most of its financial resources through EU ETS auction revenues. Forecasts say that it may well reduce GHG emissions by 1 MtCO2e per year until 2020 with a cost efficiency of 150 EUR/ per tCO2e.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Briefing: Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Organic Soils in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities

This policy brief explains the importance of greenhouse gas emissions from organic soils, describes recent policy frameworks, discusses weaknesses in the National Inventory Submissions of EU countries, and provides recommendations to improve reporting. The publications is a result of the EUKI project on Paludiculture.

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INVESTIGATE – Improving National GHG Inventories for Organic Soils and Mitigation Potential


Factsheet: The Climate Change Act in the United Kingdom

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The UK’s Climate Change Act, adopted in 2008, is one of the first comprehensive climate change laws and is generally seen as a ground-breaking piece of environmental legislation. It established an effective institutional structure and changed the overall political debate on climate policy.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Factsheet: The Energy Transition for Green Growth Act in France

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The ‘Loi relative à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte’ (LTECV) or Energy Transition Act is a recent French climate law, building on previous climate and energy legislation and establishing a comprehensive list of targets and measures extending beyond a pure climate framework law. It is a vast legal document incorporating not only matters relating to climate change mitigation, but general policy pathways towards low-carbon economic development. These provisions range from compliance and reporting mechanisms, to detailed methods of governance, to green innovation incentives and retro-fitting subsidies.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)