Pioneers Stories

Climate-KIC’s Pioneers program presented an opportunity for the Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE) share their plethora of knowledge in ecology to Pioneers who took part in a 4-week placement at the research institute.

The transportation sector is one of the biggest emitters of CO2 emissions. Transportation produces roughly 23 percent of the global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. To maintain global warming below the 1.5 degree Celsius target, we must reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

The UN Climate Summit 2019 saw governments and private sector make bold commitments to address climate change. Greece, among other EU countries committed to phasing out coal as part of their national efforts to reduce emissions and tackle climate change. Cities are a huge source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions.