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June 25, 2019

Energy Community, GIZ ORF-EE cooperation produces guidance on consolidation of climate and energy planning

The Energy Community Secretariat has published the paper “Consolidation of climate planning processes in the Energy Community Contracting Parties”, which provides the Contracting Parties with a concise and simple guidance…

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June 21, 2019

EU NECPs: Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Cyprus, others need to step up renewables ambition

The European Commission has released an assessment of the EU member states’ first-ever draft integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs), urging them to step up ambition to implement the…

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June 21, 2019

BiH, Kosovo*, Serbia pay EUR 444 million in coal subsidies, EUR 147 million for renewables – report

The three most coal-intensive Energy Community (EnC) Contracting Parties – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, and Serbia – paid a total of EUR 444 million in direct subsidies to coal, while…

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DBU fellowships

June 20, 2019

Germany’s DBU offering environmental protection, nature conservation fellowships

The German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU) is offering fellowships for university graduates from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro,…

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June 17, 2019

IRENA: SEE region yet to realise full potential of energy transition

Energy transition in South-East Europe is slowly but steadily gaining momentum as costs of investment in solar PV and onshore wind projects are declining significantly. Electricity produced from renewables is…

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June 11, 2019

GIZ ORF-EE helps create regional expert pool to support development of SUMPs

A SUMP Boot Camp was organized in Podgorica, Montenegro in late May to create a regional expert pool that will support the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) in…

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June 6, 2019

Countries with Europe’s best quality bathing water revealed

Just ahead of summer vacations, the European Commission has released a report on the quality of bathing water in EU member states plus Albania and Switzerland. The latest annual European…

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June 5, 2019

World Environment Day: Air pollution causes nearly 5,000 premature deaths in 19 Western Balkan cities

Air pollution is directly responsible for up to one in five premature deaths in 19 Western Balkan cities, suggest preliminary results from a report led by the United Nations Environment…

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June 4, 2019

Ministers on region’s energy transition: Countries have right to choose their own energy mix

Energy, economy, and foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Republika Srpska (an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Serbia believe that energy knows no borders, which requires regional cooperation,…

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June 3, 2019

Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

The 15th Regional Summer School on Energy and Climate Planning will be held in the Ethno Village Čardaci in the Vitez municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina from August 18 to…

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May 27, 2019

Greens land historic result in European elections in clear call for climate action

The Greens claimed their best ever result in the European Parliament (EP) elections held over the weekend, in what is seen as voters’ call for climate action. The Greens/EFA group,…

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May 24, 2019

Smart city concept: digitalization, e-mobility, renewables, smart grids

Urban sprawl requires and is driving a smart city transformation, according to the main messages of the Smart City SEE19 international conference held in Belgrade. The smart city concept is…

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