New method proposed for assessing the benefits of road construction

Directing EU Funds towards Climate Neutrality

This study by Clean Air Action Group (CAAG) has shown that the use of the current EU guides has led to an unjustifiably high number of new road constructions.

Barriers to Industry Decarbonisation in Hungary

Sustainable Finance for Industry Decarbonisation

Can sustainable finance be the key to reducing emissions from heavy industries like cement, steel and chemicals?

A Database Bears Fruit

EUKI project ‘Directing EU funds towards climate neutrality’ gave recommendations to about 100 representatives of national and local governments, business groups and academics in 8 countries on the climate-friendly spending of 240 billion EUR in total. Through analysing 58 best practices from these countries, the team also formulated policy recommendations on public infrastructure investments that reached over 75 mio. people.

Decarbonisation: How the Czech industry thinks about Sustainable Finance

Karel Voldřich is Head of Industry Decarbonisation at the International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC) and we talked to him about the decarbonisation of the Czech heavy industry, their work as an NGO and the importance of networking.

On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) published an interactive e-paper. The previous achievements and future orientation of the initiative are clearly listed in words and figures.

Please Don’t Let Them Be Misunderstood!


Please Don’t Let Them Be Misunderstood!

Mystery shopping is a convenient tool that is gaining momentum in the finance sector to understand professionals’ behavior in front of clients. It’s becoming common practice for European regulators dealing with consumer protection issues to integrate mystery shopping in their toolkit.

EUKI Project Sustainable Finance and Consumer Protection conducted a mistery shopping campaign in six European countries focusing on the consideration of clients’ sustainability motivations by financial advisors. The results, presented in the report “Please Don’t Let Them Be Misunderstood!”, give an overview of various practices of financial advisors across Europe and challenges the upcoming regulation’s capability to address the most common pitfalls.

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Sustainable Finance and Consumer Protection

What do your clients actually want?


What do your Clients actually want?

The majority of retail clients across Europe have sustainability investment objectives. In climate action policies, however, “sustainable finance” has so far only played a minor role.

To enable financial advisors to better take into account the sustainability goals of their clients in the future, the EUKI project Sustainable Finance and Consumer Protection conducted a survey in six European countries. In its latest report, “What do your clients actually want?”, results from the survey were used to build estimates of potential market shares for different sustainable finance products and thus want clients actually want.

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Where Do EU Funds Go?

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Allocating EU Funds in CEE: A webinar

Directing EU Funds towards Climate Neutrality

EUKI project “Directing EU Funds towards Climate Neutrality” organised a Web Seminar about recommendations on money expenditures from a climate perspective. Examples were presented by every country representative.

100 Euro bill with wind mills

Directing EU Funds towards Climate Neutrality

Ensuring that Partnership Agreements on EU Funds (PAs) and National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) support the European Green Deal in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Latvia.