Project Video: Young Energy Europe

The EUKI project “Young Energy Europe” trains young professionals from all economic sectors in the fields of energy efficiency, mobility and material and resource efficiency. The DIHK video explains the project’s working methods.

TV show with YESclima (30 Jan 2019)

The EUKI project YESclima trains young energy experts and thus helps to reduce youth unemployment in Spain and Greece. Project leader Francisco José Sánchez of Cadiz University and project participants report on “El Mirador”.

This report aims to show how Italy can decrease their transport emissions from a broad range of European and national measures.

Titelblatt der Studie zu Emissionsreduzierung im ungarischen Transportsektor


Report: Emissions Reduction Strategies for the Transport Sector in Hungary

Transport is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Hungary. Since 2012, transport emissions in Hungary have been increasing; in the context of needing to be decarbonised by the mid-century under the Paris Agreement, this trend needs to be rapidly reversed.

The objective of this report is to show how Hungary can decrease their transport emissions from a broad range of European and national measures. In particular, the report focuses on reductions in road transport emissions that fall under the jurisdiction of the European Climate Action Regulation (CAR).

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

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Enterprise-Level GHG Reduction Initiative, Business4Climate+ in Cyprus

Enterprise-Level GHG Reduction Initiative, Business4Climate+ in Cyprus

The project addresses the challenge of financing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in Cyprus. It aims to develop tools which will create the necessary dynamics for building enterprise-level solutions to reduce GHG emissions.


Project

This project contributes to the climate action targets of Cyprus and supports the realisation of quantifiable GHG mitigation and the development of good climate policy conditions. Business4Climate+ is a complementary continuation of the Business4Climate programme and aims to involve enterprises in Cyprus (non-ETS (Emissions Trading System) sectors) in climate action, with a focus on the financing of energy efficiency projects. The project aims to commit more than 250 (non-ETS) enterprises from all sectors in Cyprus to reducing their GHG emissions by at least 8% by 2030. It further aims to identify the financing models that are most suitable for Cyprus, based on European experiences, and make an online tool available for use by interested enterprises. The core impacts are supported by the development of a roadmap for financing models up to 2030, with a focus on the Cypriot context. Additionally, capacity building workshops will be carried out to improve the skills of staff in the private and public banking sector.


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Background

In Cyprus, there are barriers to climate financing still to be addressed. For example, the lack of attractive financing structures is one of the biggest hurdles to upscaling energy efficiency projects and therefore GHG emissions reduction projects. Banks are not encouraging energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, for instance, by offering low-cost, readily accessible loans. Government support schemes need to be reshaped in order to meet current market needs, be sector specific and address the problems faced. It is necessary to find alternative solutions to spread efficiency in energy-intensive sectors and to achieve national emission targets.


Project information

Updated: November 2018

Countries: Cyprus

Project duration: 09/18 - 04/19

Funding: 105,039 €

Target groups: Companies, Governments

Implementing organisation:
adelphi research gGmbH

Project Partners:
Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB)

Project Website:
oeb.org.cy/drasis/busi...


Contact Person

Mr Rainer Agster

Organisation: adelphi research gGmbh

Email: agsteradelphi.de

Mrs Anthi Charalambous

Organisation: Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation

Email:  acharalambousoeb.org.cy


EUKI

The European Climate Initiative (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 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.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de

This report aims to show how Romania can decrease their transport emissions from a broad range of European and national measures.

Fostering Low-Carbon Healthcare

Fostering Low-Carbon Healthcare

This pilot project seeks to enable and support European hospitals to track emissions from their activities. In doing so, they will be able to quantify their environmental impact and set emission reduction targets. The project places specific emphasis on anaesthetic gases, as a relatively unexplored source of GHG emissions.


Project

This pilot project seeks to enable and support European hospitals to track emissions from their activities. In doing so, they will be able to quantify their environmental impact and set emission reduction targets. The project places specific emphasis on anaesthetic gases, as a relatively unexplored source of GHG emissions.

HCWH Europe will work with hospitals from France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden to measure emissions and share data. Two experts, who are experienced in technical data and interpretation of data, will provide training and expertise to the participating hospitals.

As part of the project, a software consultant will also develop a tool for measuring and calculating the carbon equivalent of anaesthetic gases specifically. While tools to quantify GHG emissions from energy use are available across multiple sectors, the use of anaesthetic gases is unique to the healthcare sector and tools to calculate emissions from their use are not widely available. The development of this tool will facilitate the healthcare sector’s ability to focus on these GHG emissions and track hospitals’ progress in reducing them.

At the end of this project, HCWH Europe will publish guidelines and policy recommendations in 2018. Based on data from the measurement tool, a section specifically on anaesthetic gases will be included. These guidelines and recommendations will be the basis for scaling up the project, and for laying the foundation for the setting up of carbon reduction targets in healthcare at a national level in Europe.


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The project seeks to enable and support European hospitals to track emissions from their activities. Photo: Health Care Without Harm Europe 2017


Background

In order for the EU to meet its 2030 climate and energy package targets, countries must set national goals for different economic sectors. While healthcare makes up an estimated 5% of European GHG emissions, very few health systems have measured their carbon footprint or set emission reduction targets. To be able to set national and European targets for the healthcare sector, the sector must first track and measure its emissions. Very little data about carbon emissions from the European healthcare sector (especially those from the use of anaesthetic gases) currently exists.



Project information

Updated: Mai 2018

Countries: France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

Project duration: 10/17 - 03/18

Funding: 92,463 €

Target groups: Medical Sector

Implementing organisation:
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe

Website:
noharm-europe.org


EUKI

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

Potsdamer Platz 10,
10117 Berlin – Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)30 338424 570
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The European Climate Initiative (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 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.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de

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Young Energy Europe

Young Energy Europe is a project with the aim to enhance climate protection measures in companies. Young professionals from a wide range of sectors will be trained to become Energy Scouts allowing them to help monitor and reduce energy consumption in their companies.

In 21 case studies, the BEACON project investigated successful national climate policies in the EU and their transferability to the German context.

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Factsheet: Climate Change Agreements (UK)

The UK’s Climate Change Agreement (CCA) continues to be a key instrument in the British industry energy and climate policy mix. The CCA scheme proposes voluntary agreements in which eligible industrial sectors commit to energy efficiency or carbon reduction targets and, in turn, enjoy a discount to the levy. According to the bi-annual performance reports under the CCA, there have been a considerable amount of carbon emissions savings compared to baseline year levels.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)