Project duration from 9/2020 to 12/2022

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Wuppertal institut

IZT is one of the leading institutions for scientific future research in Europe and develops future-oriented studies with long-term social value. It supports decision makers in politics, business and society. Analyzing and evaluating trends, new technologies and their environment, IZT additionally supports the development of innovative sustainable products, processes and services in economy and politics.

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

The Wuppertal Institute is a sustainability research think tank focused on impact and practical application to society. The goal of the research is to assess social change for a climate-neutral, resource-poor society to design a 1.5-degree lifestyle. Using sustainability and resource assessment, the Wuppertal Institute supports changes in businesses and households to enable sustainable production and consumption systems. ​

RED FORK is a company engaged in research and development in biotechnology and is a leading player in Croatia working to promote healthy nutrition. RED FORK collaborates with schools and kindergartens on a project called Healthy Meal Standard - Nutrition Category Management System. The last five years represent a unique combination of professional knowledge, passion and teamwork in the fields of biotechnology, nutrition, business and IT science.

The Estonian Green Movement (EGM) is a non-profit organization dealing with environmental protection. The goal of EGM is to improve the state of environmental protection and direct our society towards a green sustainable way of thinking. We have about 11 active employees and about 1000 members. The main areas of the campaign are the urban environment, consumption, environmental policy, energy and climate. We spread our word through education, direct action and public advocacy.

Project details


Climate-friendly and energy-efficient kitchens in schools

The project "CLIKIS - Climate and energy-efficient kitchens in schools" aims to contribute to climate protection and show 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, accessible way for children, but also the food for students should be of high quality. With the CLIKIS project, we want to balance these requirements with climate protection requirements.

Background of the project

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 energy sources and increasing energy efficiency. "Nutrition" is of comparable importance for the climate as other energy-intensive areas of "housing" or "mobility". But unlike a car's fuel gauge or gas and electricity consumption, the climate effect of our food is not directly observable or visible. The impact of the climate consists of many direct and/or indirect factors such as the clearing of rainforests for livestock or soybean cultivation, methane emissions from ruminants, the cold chain, the use of artificial fertilizers, the amount of waste or the transport route of food products. .


Our services

Our range of services is wide and offers optimal support for climate- and energy-efficient kitchens in communal dining

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


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

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

Climate-friendly weekly meal plan

Organic, FairTrade and MSC in your dishes

Presentation of the online emissions calculator such as "Klimateller" on the climatic importance of different food products

Climatic impacts of agriculture and nutrition

billions of tons of food are wasted every year

liters of water to produce one kilogram of chocolate


percentage of greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced by 2030 in the EU

liters of water to produce one kilogram of beef

percent of global food waste comes from food services


Izvještaj s konferencije u Sisku

Sisak conference report

Over 50 people interested in the CLIKIS NETWORK project participated in our conference on November 4. CLIKIS conference Sisak - promo video The conference started with introductory speeches by Mr. Branimir Spajić, CLIKIS coordinator for Croatia, Mrs. Kristine Ikić-Baniček,...

Izvješće o estonskoj konferenciji

Estonian conference report

On October 7, more than 70 people interested in healthy, tasty and climate-friendly school food gathered at Tartu Nature House, Estonia. It was a pleasure to open the conference with the welcoming words of the long-term leader of the CLIKIS project, Malte...

Peti Clikis bilten

Clikis newsletter number 5

Today we sent our fifth newsletter to our subscribers. You can view the newsletter via this link Topics covered in the newsletter: Invitation to conferences in Estonia and Croatia Corner for sustainable practices (tips) We share a good Estonian vegetarian recipe for borscht...

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