BGF one of the core organizers of Kosovo Sustainable Development Week 2019

September 2019 - For the second year around, Balkan Green Foundation was part of the organizing team of the Kosovo Sustainable Development Week 2019. The one-week event assembled representatives of the public and private sector, civil society, academia, donor community, sustainability initiatives and development organizations from Kosovo and the region to discuss the current state of developments regarding the sustainable development agenda. Major focus was given issues relating to environment protection, waste management and circular economy, latest trends in the energy sector in Kosovo and the region, and urban planning. Further, the programme of KSDW 19 included open discussions on other areas of sustainable development, side events organized by CSOs, movie screenings and other cultural events, as well as, activities for youth and kids.

In the framework of KSDW19, BGF and the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) organized a discussion on "Energy for the Future". During the conference discussions were raised about the overall energy situation in Kosovo, challenges, general directions, development trends, energy efficiency, renewables, potentials but also challenges in this sector including the successes achieved in the energy transition. Given that we are in an election time, BGF and INDEP dedicated a panel to political parties to unveil their plans for energy sector development. Click on the following link for more details regarding the discussion:

KSDW’19 was hosted by the Government of Kosovo, respectfully the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the European Union Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH) on behalf of the German Government, Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) and the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP).

Click on the following link for photos and information regarding KSDW19:

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