CLIKIS network aims to disseminate the results of the two successful predecessor projects in Germany "Climate and Energy Efficient Cuisine in Schools (KEEKS)" and Poland ("CLIKIS") also in Estonia and Croatia. The aim is in particular to reduce the climate impact from ingredients, energy consumption and food waste in school catering.

For its effective, relevant and transferable results and methods in this area, KEEKS was awarded the UN Climate Change Momentum Prize in 2018. By changing the composition of meals, conscious staff behaviour and the efficiency of kitchen equipment, up to 45 per cent of GHG emissions can be avoided.

The methodology of analysing kitchens, their evaluation from a climatic point of view and meal offers are taught to multipliers in train-the-trainer seminars and - depending on the area of responsibility - disseminated to cooks, educational staff and school administrators. In cooperation with projects in other countries, the European CLIKIS network is being established for the exchange of experiences. In addition, we contribute to the general discussion on the future of food systems in terms of health, ecological safety and animal welfare.

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