Kyoto Club it is for schools, for society, for local administrators and for tour operators. Kyoto Club it's called Club but it's not one of those closed and snobbish "clubs", quite the opposite!Kyoto Club it is open to all those who aim for the maximum environmental sustainability, also informing and sensitizing those around us. From the youngest, in the classroom, to the older ones, whatever work they do, wherever they live. Kyoto Club it is not exclusive, exclusive and excellent are its aims and the results it has already achieved in 15 years.
1) When was Kyoto Club born and with what objectives?
Kyoto Club was officially born in February 1999. It is a non-profit organization, made up of companies, organizations, associations and local administrations, committed to achieving the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets assumed with the Kyoto Protocol, from the European targets to 2030 and from scenarios to 2050.
2) Who is part of your organization? Who is invited and can join the Kyoto club and with what kind of commitment?
In Kyoto Club this includes companies in the renewable energy sector, local authorities and administrations, associations and professionals in the sector. All representatives of civil society are invited to participate even just as supporters of Kyoto Club and are involved in information and awareness-raising paths, which are our mission.
3) From its birth to today, 3 important “achievements” of the Kyoto Club?
Since 1999 Kyoto Club is committed to promoting awareness, information and training initiatives forenergy efficiency, renewable sources, agriculture and forests, correct waste management is sustainable mobility. Also acting as an interlocutor with public decision makers, Kyoto Club undertakes to stimulate targeted and incisive intervention proposals and policies in the energy-environmental sector. Among the various achievements achieved so far, Kyoto Club has achieved important objectives regarding the stop to nuclear power, the spread of the bioeconomy in Italy and the ban on the marketing of bioshopper not biodegradable.
4) What training activities does Kyoto Club carry out?
The training activities of Kyoto Club they include classroom training (KyotoTUBE-Drops of Sustainability) and abroad (study trips to Freiburg and Hamburg). In addition to these types of training activities, Kyoto Club collaborates with other entrepreneurial and training realities present in Italy.
5) What is eLabel? How does it relate to Kyoto Club goals?
eLabel! is a multi-label promoted by Kyoto Club to give concrete help to companies wishing to communicate the values of their products and the company itself. It is a tool that can be adapted to any type of product, and is clear and immediate for the consumer. The goal is to inform in a clear and transparent way, and in a visual form, about the main ones environmental performance of the product, offering the consumer the opportunity to access further information through the web integration of the label. Kyoto Club it has also set up a thematic working group that will deal with and disseminate the issues concerning the multi-label.
6) Schools for Kyoto: what is it? what activities and objectives does it envisage?
“Schools for Kyoto” is a project Kyoto Club which provides for the activation of educational programs aimed at lower and high school students with the aim of preparing the new generations for the technical and scientific concepts related to energy and environmental sustainability. In 2014, the schools of 30 municipalities adhering to the “il sole a scuola” tender of Ministry of the Environment and Land and Sea Protection. Always for schoolsKyoto Club he also carried out online activities as part of the Sustainability Practices project, with the support of Ministry of the Environment.
7) The Kyoto Club project “Spending without money”: what is it and who is it for?
It is a project of Kyoto Club which in the last two years has received the support of the Cariplo Foundation. The idea was to create a portal to offer updated information on the financing tools available to local authorities on the subject of renewables and energy efficiency. This is to communicate as much as possible to local administrators and technical operators the opportunities offered by the current financing instruments. Always for the same purpose, every year Kyoto Club announces a prize, an acknowledgment to the interventions that have generated the greatest third party investments and the use of EU funds.
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