Improving C-Balances in Organic Farms

The ‘Improving C-Balances in Organic Farms’ project is spreading the necessary knowledge to increase carbon sequestration on farms in Slovenia and Serbia.


Alpine Peatlands and Climate Action

Developing mechanisms and methods to protect peatlands in the Alps.

Humus per la Biosfera: Indoor Environmental Education for School Children

Humus per la Biosfera

The first phase of the project has finished. The Giacche Verdi Bronte (GV) staff and its international volunteers gave lessons in 16 schools for 1,730 children in towns within the river valleys of Mount Etna.


The project MediterRE3 works to reduce fire-related greenhouse gas emissions in Greece, Montenegro and France by promoting fire-smart landscape management.

Baltic Peatland Farmers Capturing Carbon

The “Baltic Peatland Farmers Capture Carbon” project enables farmers and land-users in the Baltic countries to implement wet and carbon-neutral peatland farming.

Humus per la Biosfera

The project team supports humus growth and carbon sequestration in Sicily’s agriculture through field and educational work in schools and with volunteers.

It all Starts in Their Forests

Forests for Future

In October 2021 Members of Slovenia Forest Service and Department of Forestry of Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana organised meetings with forest owners and managers in Slovenia, who own or manage large forest estate.

Wetland Panorama

Deltas & Wetlands – 28th International Scientific Symposium

From 13 to 18 September 2021, the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNI) organized the 28th edition of the international scientific symposium “Deltas & Wetlands”. 500 representatives participated in the hybrid event to discuss the latest research results on climate change mitigation in the Danube Delta.

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.

Climate Action Connecting Europe – EUKI Publishes its Second Brochure

News report

Climate Action Connecting Europe – EUKI Publishes its Second Brochure

by Oliver Hölcke, GIZ/EUKI

The European Union’s strategic vision – to achieve a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 – shaped EUKI’s project work in 2019 and 2020. EUKI’s new brochure published on 29 July reveals just how strong this influence is.

Since 2017, EUKI has been funding projects that advance the energy transformation across national borders and look for solutions to the global climate crisis. The organisation has so far launched 128 projects across Europe with funding amounting to EUR 32.6 million. Most of the projects help in achieving the EU’s climate goals by reducing energy consumption and thus bringing down greenhouse-gas emissions.

This new brochure presents clear information about EUKI’s many and varied approaches to climate change mitigation – EUKI focuses on countries in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe and on the Baltic states.

This is precisely where EUKI’s Smart Climate Cities project operates. It is a strategy for using digital technologies in the cities and municipalities of the future to support the necessary social and ecological transformation so they can become climate-neutral by 2050.

Several EUKI projects are working to improve the information reaching the general public in Central and Eastern European countries on climate change mitigation topics. In Bulgaria, for example, school students have learned how to be more economical with energy. Not only has this improved energy efficiency in schools, but the subject is also going to be placed on the curriculum of other schools in Bulgaria. Other areas where EUKI is active have also developed successful approaches that are spreading throughout Europe.

EUKI brochure 2021 quote SB EN

EUKI has also constantly connected climate change activists at the public, municipal, civil society, economic and education policy level with one another and strengthened joint learning.

Dr Silke Karcher, Head of Division at BMU, says: ‘I see the great strides we have made in the climate protection sector, not just in discussions with local initiatives but also in cooperation measures with colleagues from other EU member states. Gone are the days when Europeans believed climate protection efforts were split into an Eastern and Western European camp. Climate protection has clearly become a joint project for all EU states. Of course, difficult discussions lie ahead but there is now a united front.’

This barrier-free PDF can be downloaded in German or English.

EUKI Report 2021

EUKI Brochure Climate Action Connecting Europe

Download brochure