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ClimArchiTrip / Six Pieces of Experience from Berlin

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Palace of the Parliament

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Energy Security in Europe – National Perspectives Part 2: Bulgaria

The Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, the resulting rise in prices of fossil fuels and Russia’s gas supply freeze to Bulgaria have once again underscored the dilemma facing Europe’s energy supply. How is Bulgaria dealing with the current energy crisis and what are the national strategies to secure the country’s energy supply?

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Green(ing) H2

Green(ing) H2

Engaging civil society in the process of making European hydrogen infrastructure green, fair, and sustainable.


Background

Hydrogen (H2) is projected to play a key role in a future climate-neutral society, enabling emission-free transport, heating, and industrial processes as well as seasonal energy storage. However, hydrogen is not per se climate-neutral. If not designed with a focus on sustainability, both its production and its logistics bear the danger of dependency on fossil fuels as well as of competition for water and renewable energy. In Europe, the policy debates on hydrogen have been dominated by representatives from the energy industry, who have not adequately articulated these dangers. An informed and engaged civil society can contribute to the respective policy debates and hold decision makers accountable, ensuring that further advancement of hydrogen strategies focuses on truly sustainable hydrogen.

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Helping Hands

Collaborating for a common goal ©; Photo: Bob Dmyt


Project

The project team targets organised civil society – such as NGOs, think tanks and associations – on EU level as well as in Poland, Germany, and Portugal as countries which hold key roles in advancing the hydrogen industry in Europe. To empower civil society to actively engage in the hydrogen debate, the project team focuses on two activities. The first step is to build a cross-European network of organised civil society actors who are interested or involved in green(ing) hydrogen at the European and national levels, encouraging and facilitating exchange of knowledge and perspectives. This network constitutes the basis for the second step, which is to – as a collective – develop guidelines for policy makers. These guidelines aim to propose solutions for designing sustainable hydrogen markets and infrastructures. The project members disseminate these guidelines among civil society organisations and among government ministries so that the guidelines support the policy processes that pave the way for the further advancement of truly net-carbon free hydrogen. Through its efforts, the project team contributes to unleashing the full potential of green hydrogen for climate neutrality.




Project information

Updated: March 2022

Countries: Germany, Poland, Portugal

Project duration: 10/21 - 09/23

Funding: 284,999 €

Target groups: Civil Society, Governments, Private sector

Implementing organisation: ZERO - Association for the Sustainability of the Earth System

Partners: Germanwatch e.V., Instrat - Foundation for Strategic Initiatives

Project Website: -


Contact Person:

Mr Pedro Nunes

Organisation:

ZERO – Association for the Sustainability of the Earth System

Address:

Av. de Berna 31 2º Dto. Sala 6
1050-038 Lisboa
Portugal

Email:

euki-h2zero.ong


EUKI

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI call for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin – Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 338424 570
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More than 500 representatives from EU institutions, coal regions, companies, trade unions and NGOs gathered at the “EU Coal Regions in Transition Platform”. During the event, the EUKI project “Regions and Municipalities for a Just Transition” lifted the curtain for the findings of three reports on coal regions in Poland, Bulgaria and Greece. Project implementer WWF presented figures on jobs at risk and showed EU decision-makers the great potential for creating new jobs.