Clikis Network: Climate friendly kitchen in schools

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The IZT is one of the leading institutions for scientific futures research in Europe and develops future-oriented studies with long-term societal value. It supports decision-makers in politics, business and society. By analysing and assessing trends, new technologies and their environment, the IZT further supports the development of the innovative sustainable products, processes and services in the economy and politics.

The project CLIKIS-Network is funded by The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) under contract number 81260355. EUKI is a project financing instrument by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). Its implementation is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The Wuppertal Institute is a think tank for sustainability research focused on impact and practical application on society. The aim of the research is to evaluate social changes for a climate-neutral and resource-light society in order to design a 1.5-degree lifestyle. By using sustainability and resource assessment, Wuppertal Institute supports change in companies and households to enable sustainable production and consumption systems.

The RED FORK is a company involved in research & development in biotechnology and is a leading player in Croatia working on the promotion of healthy nutrition. RED FORK is working with schools and kindergartens with the project called Healthy Meal Standard – Nutrition Category Management System. For the last five years, it represents a unique blend of expert knowledge, passion and teamwork in the area of biotechnology, nutrition, business and IT science.

The Estonian Green Movement (EGM) is a non-profit organisation engaged in environmental protection. The aim of EGM is to improve the situation of enviromental protection and guide our society towards a green sustainable way of thinking. We have around 11 active workers and around 1 000 members. Main campaign areas are urban environment, consumption, environmental policy, energy and climate. We spread our word trough education, direct action and advocacy to the general public.

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Climate friendly kitchen in schools

The project “CLIKIS – Climate and Energy Efficient Kitchens in Schools” aims to make a contribution to climate protection and shows how energy-efficient cooking can be achieved in school kitchens. School meals are a sensitive area: not only should they be cooked in a healthy, child-friendly and affordable way, the food for the students should also be of high quality. With the CLIKIS project, we aim to balance these requirements with the requirements of climate protection.


The EU’s goal is to reduce emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 and 80 to 95 percent by 2050, primarily by expanding renewable energies and increasing energy efficiency. “Nutrition” is of comparable importance for the climate as the other energy-intensive areas of “housing” or “mobility”. However, in contrast to the fuel gauge in the car or the gas and electricity consumption, the climate effect of our food is not directly perceivable or visible. The climate impact consists of many direct and/or indirect factors such as the deforestation of rainforests for cattle breeding or soy cultivation, methane emissions from ruminants, the cooling chain, the use of artificial fertilizers, the amount of waste or the transport route of foodstuffs.


You can download the CLIKIS leaflet below


Our Services

Our range of services is broad and offers optimum support for
climate- and energy-efficient kitchens in communal catering

Climate effectiveness of the menus offered and their components as well as energy consumption in the kitchen

A brief analysis of your community kitchen and a discussion of possible optimisation proposals from a climate protection perspective

Proposals for climate-friendly and sustainable nutrition - not only for school kitchens

A climate-friendly weekly meal plan

Organic, Fair Trade and MSC in your dishes

Presentation of the Internet emission calculator such as “Klima- teller” on the climate relevance of various foodstuffs

Climate impacts of agriculture and food

billion tons of food is wasted every year
liters of water to produce one kilogram of chocolate
percent of GHG emissions should be reduced by 2030 in EU
liters of water to produce one kilogram of beef
percent of global food waste comes from food services

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