Balkan Green Foundation has been selected the local structure for Kosovo from the 45 applicants of the Western Balkans.
22 Prilli 2020 shënon 50 vjetorin e Ditës së Tokës, festimin vjetor të lëvizjes mjedisore. Në kuadër të kësaj dite, BGF, GLPS, Instituti GAP dhe INDEP në bashkëpunim me kryetarët e gjashtë komunave të Kosovës kanë organizuar kampanjën ‘Toka është e jona, ta ruajmë së bashku’, e cila synon sensibilizimin e qytetarëve të Kosovës për të ruajtur atë që kemi të përbashkët - tokën
We, the undersigned, welcome the European Commission’s (EC) work to advance the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, a timely opportunity to realise the region’s potential for sustainable development, allowing a better quality of life and a healthier environment.
Prishtinë, 17 mars, 2020 - Sot, agjencia e lajmeve Reuters ka njoftuar se Contour Global ka ndaluar planet për ndërtimin e termocentralit “Kosova e Re”. BGF, Instituti GAP, GLPS, dhe INDEP i kërkojmë me ngulm Qeverisë së Kosovës që më në fund, të marrë qëndrim zyrtar distancues ndaj këtij projekti dhe t’i hapë rrugë zhvillimit të sektorit të energjisë në Kosovë.
March 9, 2020 - Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) participatws in Think Tank Forum ‘Stimulating strategic autonomy - Western Balkans contribution for a shared European Future’ organized by Institute for Democracy ‘Societies Civilis’ - Skopje (IDSCS).
30 January 2020 - At the launching of the refurbishment project replacing the electrostatic filters of Kosovo B power plant, which constitutes one of the largest capital investments in environmental protection in recent years in Kosovo; Rinora Gojani, representative of Balkan Green Foundation delivered a speech on the stance of the energy and environment in the country in front of high representatives of the EU in Kosovo, Josep Borrel and Natalia Apostolova.
31 Janar, 2020 - BGF, Grupi për Studime Juridike dhe Politike (GLPS), Instituti për Politika Zhvillimore (INDEP) dhe Instituti GAP,sot, me datë 31 janar 2020, dorëzuan kallëzimin penal ndaj Sekretarit të Përgjithshëm në Ministrinë e Mjedisit dhe Planifikimit Hapësinor (MMPH) për veprimet e tij lidhur me rastin e ndërtimeve në hapësirën e Liqenit të Badovcit.
23.01.2020 - BGF in the frame of the 'Multi Actor Partnership' project, in partnership with Germanwatch, has awarded two medium-sized grants worth 30,000 euros for the implementation of two model renewable energy projects, specifically in solar energy.
Prishtinë, 14 janar 2020 - BGF, Instituti GAP, GLPS dhe INDEP kundërshtojnë të gjitha planet dhe projektet për ndryshimin e destinimit të tokës pranë liqenit të Badovcit, për qëllime afariste/rezidenciale duke ditur rëndësinë e saj strategjike për siguri të furnizimit me ujë të pijes dhe për një mjedis ekologjik për qytetarët e Prishtinës dhe më gjërë.
4 dhjetor 2019 - Organizata partnere e BGF, IEEFA publikoi blogun për përmbledhjen ekzekutive të raportit të Bankës Botërore për opcionet e furnizimit me energji elekiktike në Kosovë. Rezultatet e këtij raporti, të cilat asnjëherë nuk u bëne publike, ishin arsyeja që Banka Botërore të tërhiqet nga mbeshtetja e idesë për një termocentral të ri në Kosovë.
November 27, 2019 – As part of the campaign ‘The Future is Green, Act Now!’ supported by Heinrich Böll Foundation, BGF organized a panel discussion on the roles and responsibilities in mitigating air pollution in Kosovo
November 2019 – As part of the MAP project for an energy transition in Kosovo, two lighthouse projects were announced as winners. The lighthouse projects aim is to showcase that an energy transition in Kosovo even at small scale is feasible and replicable and that such an approach can be adopted by communities at large.
25 September, 2019, Prishtina – In the framework of Climate Diplomacy Week, the Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), GAP Institute, GLPS, the Balkan Forum, and INDEP organized a discussion on the role of youth in climate change mitigation
September 2019 - For the second year around, Balkan Green Foundation was part of the organizing team of the Kosovo Sustainable Development Week 2019.
Prishtina, 19 September, 2019 – In the framework of KSDW19, BGF and INDEP organized an event highlighting the successes and community impact deriving from the Project “Empower – Engage Build Ownership” (EEBO) supported by the European Union Office in Kosovo.
Pristina, September 18, 2019 - In the framework of KSDW19, BGF and INDEP organized the discussion with the theme "Energy for the Future".
Natolin, Warsaw, 13 September 2019 - BGF was part of the High-Level Policy Talk on Coal Regions in Transition and the Energy Community,
September 2019 - During the Miločer Development Forum, the Prime Ministerof Montenegrom Mr Duško Marković, announced that the Government of Montenegro has dropped the construction of the second block of the Thermal Power Plant in Pljevlja for the sake of environment.
Pristina, September 3 2019 - The group of civil society organizations BGF, GAP Institute, GLPS and INDEP, call on political parties/coalitions in the race for Kosovo's parliamentary elections to submit their position towards the contract for the 'New Kosovo' TPP project.
During the 2nd Call of Proposals for the Small and Medium Grants Scheme under the ‘Empower – Engage – Build Ownership’ Project, BGF and INDEP received in total 151 applications.
Tirana, 12 July 2019 – BGF organized the 8th Annual Regional Competition of PGI. This year the competition gathered representatives from countries of the Western Balkans and Greece and provided an opportunity to competitors from 7 countries to present their green and innovative ideas.
Pristina, July 8 2019 - BGF, GAP Institute, GLPS and INDEP, held a press conference to present the court decision of the Basic Court in Pristina regarding the lawsuit of organizations against the MED in February 2017
3-5 July, 2019 - Balkan Green Foundation was part of the The Western Balkans Summit held in Poznań, the sixth annual summit within the Berlin Process initiative for European integration of Western Balkans states.
27 June, 2019 Vienna - The third Sustainability Forum was a co-organized event by Balkan Green Foundation, Energy Community, Heinrich Böll Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. The Forum gathered Ministers and Deputy Ministers responsible for energy, environment and climate change of the Energy Community Contracting Parties, high-level officials of the European Commission, EU Member States and Contracting Parties as well as representatives of academia, civil society and non-governmental organisations to discuss the best ways for the Energy Community to embrace a decarbonized energy future.
Prishtinë, 25 Qershor, 2019 - Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), Instituti GAP, Grupi për Studime Juridike dhe Politike (GLPS) dhe Instituti për Politika Zhvillimore (INDEP) organizuan tryezën e rrumbullakë me temë: "Kapacitetet e energjisë së ripërtëritshme dhe kost-efektivitetin e tyre."
5th of June 2019, Pristina - It’s time we all act for a healthier environment! The theme of this year’s World Environment Day - Air pollution - is a wakeup call for all of us to act on improving air quality and protect human health through behavior change and implementation of sustainable development policies and practices.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 – Subsidies for coal mining and electricity generation in the Western Balkans give coal an unfair advantage over other, less polluting energy sources and hamper the transition towards clean energy, shows a study released yesterday by the Secretariat of the Energy Community Treaty.
Pristina, February 14, 2019 - The next infographic from BGF and INDEP deals with the Power Purchase Agreement for the New Kosovo Power Plant contract. The agreement signed by the Government of Kosovo and Contour Global foresees that the Republic of Kosovo should pay to the company all the expenses but also the installments of the loan, interest, profit and profit tax for 20 years.
Pristina 7 February, 2019 - BGF and the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) demand immediate withdrawal from the contract for the construction of the New Kosovo Power Plant.
29 November, 2018, Pristina – The French Embassy in Kosovo and BGF organized a conference on Air Pollution and Urban Planning where they discussed the state of the air in the country and its linkage to urban planning.
31 October 2018, Prishtina – Balkan Green Foundation and Germanwatch organized a Conference on Energy Transition with the theme “Challenges and Opportunities in Kosovo and the region” where challenges, strategies of policies and the way towards an Energy Transition in Kosovo and the region were discussed
Indonesia, 10 October, 2018 - The Executive Director of BGF, Visar Azemi, and Burim Ejupi from INDEP are participating at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia. During an interactive townhall event with representatives of Global Civil Society Organizations the International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, discussed a wide range of development topics with civil society.
Prishtina, October 4, 2018 – BGF and Germanwatch organized the second workshop on the topic of “Rethinking Security of Supply in an Energy Transition” as part of the Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP), a three-year project which started on November 2017. The workshop is one of several project activities that support our objective of creating a societally shared vision for an energy transition towards a regionally embedded sustainable energy future.
27 September 2018 - The European Union Office in Kosovo and Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), during the "Climate Diplomacy Week 2018" organized a roundtable discussion on the topic: "Is Kosovo Ready to Tackle Climate Change?"
Prizren, 6 August 2018 - BGF/KOSID in collaboration with DOKUFEST organized the annual panel discussion ‘Reflect the Green in You’ which focused on the harmful development of hydropower projects in the Western Balkans.
Balkan Green Foundation and Heinrich Boll Foundation during the period of May – September 2018 organized public dialogues in some of the municipalities in Kosovo to discuss the developments within the environment, energy and economic sectors. The public debates were organized in 7 major cities around Kosovo – Prishtina, Prizren, Ferizaj, Peje, Gjakova, Gjilan and Mitrovica, as well as in Gracanica and Shterpca.
Macedonia, July 2018 – Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) organized the annual regional competition of the Philanthropy for Green Ideas in Mavrovo, Macedonia. This year, the competition which gathers representatives from countries of the Western Balkans, provided them with the opportunity to present their green and innovative ideas.
Belgrade, 11-13 July, 2018 - BGF, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Belgrade Open School organized the “Environmental Dialogue Platform” round table, which took place in Belgrade. The round table aimed at establishing cooperation and dialogue between civil society organizations from Kosovo and Serbia on environmental protection and climate change, as vital aspects of EU integration process for both sides.
Prishtina, July the 4th, 2018 – BGF and Germanwatch organized a round table on the study “Phasing in Renewables: Towards a prosperous and sustainable energy future in Kosovo: challenges and possible solutions”. This study is a joint contribution as part of the project of international cooperation “A Multi-stakeholder Partnership for an Energy Transition in Kosovo” funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany and implemented by BGF and Germanwatch.
Vienna, June 22, 2018 - The second Sustainability Forum gathered Ministers and Deputy Ministers responsible for energy, environment and climate change of the Energy Community Contracting Parties, high-level officials of the European Commission, EU Member States and Contracting Parties as well as representatives of academia, civil society and non-governmental organisations to discuss the best ways to shape energy and climate policy in the Energy Community.
Pristina, June 4, 2018 - In the frame of the Kosovo Sustainable Development Week, within Balkan Green Foundation, KOSID organized a conference on "Energy Transition in Kosovo," where it was discussed about the energy system in Kosovo, the goal towards a sustainable development by increasing the incorporation of renewable energy, and improving energy efficiency.
Prishtina, June 13 2018 - Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) in cooperation with Institute for Development Policy (INDEP), are implementing the project ‘Empower – Engage – Build Ownership’ supported by the EU Office in Kosovo.
Prizren, 10 August, 2017 - Within Dokufest, BGF partnered with KOSID in organizing a discussion on global trends and energy systems in the region of Western Balkans.
Montenegro, July 2017 – BGF organized the 6th annual regional competition of the Philanthropy for Green Ideas in Kolasin, Montenegro.
Vienna, June 2017 - Gathering over 120 stakeholders, the Forum provided a unique platform to discuss how the region can transition towards a sustainable energy pathway.
Vienna, 9 June 2017 - The first Sustainability Forum took place under the auspices of Balkan Green Foundation and the Energy Community, during which it was discussed about main energy and climate issues facing the Energy Community Region.
Balkan Green Foundation, in cooperation with Zelena Akcija (Green Action), organized a National Seminar with the topic: “Economic, environmental, and health impacts and costs in anti-coal campaigning."
In a debate organized on the XV Edition of Dokufest, the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) gathered experts of energy issues from different countries of the Western Balkans, to discuss about corruption in the energy sector.
For the first time, the 5th annual regional competition of the Philanthropy for Green Ideas (PGI) was organized by Balkan Green Foundation. This year, PGI took place in Vrdnik, Serbia, where it gathered 15 participants from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, who presented innovative green projects/ideas.
On June 2016, representatives from the Balkan Green Network participated at the Central Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum (C4E), which was held in Balchik, Bulgaria. Given that 2016 is an important year for energy efficiency as well as the broader concept of Energy Union, C4E Forum highlighted the importance of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive for the Central and Eastern Europe region.
The Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), in collaboration with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the European Office in Kosovo/EUSR, organized a high-level regional conference to discuss matters regarding sustainable development, climate change, and Western Balkan countries pathway towards Europe.
Marking the International Day for Energy, Balkan Green Foundation in collaboration with the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) and under the auspices of the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID), organised a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Developing the Potential for Renewable Energy.”
The Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) led discussions at an event hosted by Ulrike Lunacek, Vice-President of the European Parliament, on the potential of the countries of the Western Balkans to modernize their economies and energy systems to make them fit-for-purpose in a future sustainable and renewable economy.