Energy and Climate Change

BEF Germany is active in the fields of energy and climate change since many years. In the past years we have predominantly carried out projects dealing with energy efficiency in the building sector. The building sector offers substantial saving potentials through better insulation, more efficient technologies and changed consumption behaviour of the inhabitants.

Measures for better energy efficiency are almost always win-win-solutions as the saved energy does not only relieve the household budget but contributes to climate protection as well. Energy efficiency is of enormous importance in many Central and Eastern (CEE) European countries, as the energy prices have risen significantly during the last years. A large share of the building stock is still in need for upgrading; renewables are not yet used to a large extent and many CEE countries depend on energy imports.

Our new projects deal with the effects of climate change on European islands and possible adaptation strategies. In Belarus, we are working on climate adaptation strategies for cities and municipalities within the framework of the "Covenant of Mayers" Climate protection programme.

All projects for energy and climate change

Climate modelling and adaptation strategies for european islands

12/2017 - 12/2020

Urban cycling as a measure for climate change mitigation

11/2017 - 02/2020

climate adaptation strategies for cities and municipalities within the framework of the "Covenant of Mayers" climate protection programme

05/2016 - 03/2020

Lay the foundation for a nationwide increase in energy efficiency in the residential area through an in-depth study of various buildings in Belarus, which are classified as energy-efficient

05/2015 - 06/2016

07/2014 - 10/2015

Climate Adaptation in Croatia (CroAdapt1 and 2)
11/2013 - 11/2015

11/2011 – 03/2013

Awareness raising campaign on energy efficiency for construction related stakeholders in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine (ARCEE)
11/2011 – 09/2015

Promoting and testing soft measures for energy saving in Croatia (ENCRO)
05/2011 – 04/2013

Network for Energy Efficiency in Northwest Russia
09/2010 – 02/2013

Network for Energy Efficiency in Belarus
04/2010 – 12/2011

Using ecological construction materials in new, energy efficient buildings in the Baltic States
08/2009 – 03/2011

10/2009 – 09/2011

Developing concepts for innovative and energy efficient construction of new buildings
10/2007 – 03/2009

Exchange of information and promotion of cooperation for increasing efficiency of energy resource use and facilitation for changing consumer patterns in the Baltic States
11/2007 – 12/2008


Matthias Grätz
Tel.: +49 40 5330 7076

Damian Arikas
Tel: +49 40 5330 7084