Inclusive Transformation of the European Materials Sector
Report: Inclusive Transformation of the European Materials Sector
The “Climate-Friendly Materials Platform” advocates the decarbonisation of the basic materials sector in Central and Southern Europe. An essential part of the project are Round Tables bringing together policy makers, industry and academia. This study provides an overview of the path towards a low-emission basic materials sector in Hungary, Poland and Greece. It shows the status quo as well as national and European solutions. In particular, the advantages of Europe-wide policy measures and European cooperation are evident.
The transformation of the Hungarian basic materials sector towards a low carbon economy
Summary: The Transformation of the Hungarian Basic Materials Sector Towards a Low Carbon Economy
Round Tables on the decarbonisation of the basic materials sector are held in three European countries, as part of the EUKI project “Climate-Friendly Materials Platform”. The multi-stakeholder discussion targets policy makers, industry representatives, industrial decarbonisation practitioners and applied researchers. This overview of the REKK Foundation presents the results of the consultations in Hungary.
The transformation of the Spanish basic materials sector towards a low carbon economy
Report: The Transformation of the Spanish Basic Materials Sector Towards a Low Carbon Economy
This report by the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas is part of the EUKI project Climate Friendly Materials Platform. It serves as a background document for the national discussion, providing in-depth analysis of the Spanish basic material sector, analysing past and current national policies, and summarizing the results of the national round-table event.
ZEWKlima – Future Opportunities in Energy Transition in Southern Europe
The project partners study whether and how employment opportunities in the field of climate action and energy transition can be improved in regions with high levels of youth unemployment.
The core of the project is a study being carried out in the Spanish province of Cádiz and the Greek capital Athens, where youth unemployment is unusually high and many skilled workers with relevant training cannot find employment. The study examines the employment potential created by energy transition activities in the two regions.
Many municipal buildings in Cádiz and Athens have an unfavourable energy balance and are urgently in need of renovation – however, there is often a lack of qualified personnel to carry out these economically-profitable refurbishments. Many municipalities could also benefit from the expansion of solar energy, although this field also suffers from a lack of skilled labour.
The project partners search for synergy effects between the job seekers and the municipal need for expertise in the field of climate action, recording the needs and the supply in the respective regions and making proposals based on the information collected. Municipalities and job seekers alike should benefit from targeted offers of further training. The study examines the feasibility of such projects.
Possible areas of application for young experts include energy audits in schools, which are often overheated in summer and undercooled in winter. The climate, the school children, the municipality and the energy auditors will all benefit from meaningful and sustainable renovations. The energy auditors can gain practical experience at the same time, making them better prepared for the future labour market.
The region Cádiz suffers of high unemployment while, at the same time, skilled workers are needed. Photo: pixabay.com
The reason for the study is high and persistent youth unemployment, especially in regions that are particularly affected by the climate crisis. A climate-friendly energy transition is urgently called for in such areas – and the prospects are particularly promising given the geographical and climatic conditions.
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition 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.
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