Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds


Organisation: Clean Air Action Group Website: Added: March 23, 2023
Project start date: October 02, 2020
Project end date: November 12, 2021


The site of interest is in the Vysočina Region, east of the village of Pavlov in the valley floodplain with the Lísek stream. The purpose of the project is to repair the existing reservoir and bring it to a safe and operational state, appropriate revitalization of the area and creation of a valuable habitat for amphibians and endangered species.

Financial data

The total cost of the project was 1 762 219 CZK (74 479 EUR), from which 1 145 442 CZK (48 411 EUR) was paid by EU subsidy and 616 776 CZK (26 067 EUR) from national private resources of the Czech Republic.


The project to repair the existing reservoir and revitalize the area in the valley floodplain with the Lísek stream near the village of Pavlov in the Vysočina Region has several positive aspects. The repair of the reservoir can help restore the natural balance of the ecosystem, ensuring the appropriate water regime and potentially mitigating the risk of flooding in the area. Additionally, the creation of a valuable habitat for amphibians and endangered species can help to promote biodiversity and protect the natural environment.

However, the long-term sustainability of the project should be addressed to ensure that the revitalized area and the reservoir continue to be beneficial to the environment in the future. Moreover, flood protection is a de facto investment in buildings. So, it is quite carbon-intensive and ultimately has no positive impact on the landscape. It only deals with the protection of human settlements. The designers could consider alternative flood protection measures that have less carbon footprint and provide positive impacts on the landscape.

Green infrastructure solutions such as natural flood management, wetland restoration, and river restoration may provide benefits for both flood protection and biodiversity. Or alternatively, they could incorporate measures to reduce the carbon footprint of the project, such as using renewable energy sources during construction and minimizing the use of heavy machinery. For example, incorporating sustainable design principles such as using locally-sourced materials and minimizing waste generation.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.