These reports elaborate the general energy consumption behavior of citizens living in the municipality of Suhareka in Kosovo and the municipality of Kurbini in Albania. The target groups are divided into the household and business sectors. In addition, the reports elaborate on the overall national-level policies and institutional frameworks in place that play a role in designing, supporting and implementing aspects of energy and climate efficiency across sectors.
IPA II CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAM OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
ALBANIA – KOSOVO (2014 – 2020)
The project "The road to efficient local use of natural resources". This project is financed The project is implemented by:
from the European Union Academy of Political Studies
Pristina Institute for Political Studies
The invitation under this tender is dedicated for two local experts to develop the Local Action Plan on Energy Efficiency in Suhareka for the period 2023-2026. The Action Plan shall be built on the criteria of quantification of costs, emissions saved and identification of co-benefits.
The experts that will be involved in carrying out the implementation, strategy, manual, etc will be working jointly to share experience and ensure the CBC effect in both Kurbin and Suhareka.
As the six Balkan countries are transforming their policies and becoming less carbon-intensive, promoting a green economy and green businesses is just the first component of transforming their economies.
The green economy framework promotes coherence between economic and environmental policies and further support the SDGs that are meant to be integrated with sustainable development.
Green businesses, also known as sustainable enterprises, aim to strike a balance between profit and resource sustainability.
This Policy Brief aims to explain the challenges of the Western Balkans in promoting a green economy and green businesses as the first step in transforming their economies.
Once considered radical outsiders, the Greens are nowadays claiming an increasingly important role in mainstream politics, particularly in Europe.
Coupled with the urgency of climate change and the loss of support for traditional viewpoints, the Greens worldwide
have moved from single-issue environmental groups to inclusive political groups capable of developing and monitoring policies for key state institutions.
Thus, more and more people are supporting green policies, but who are the Greens, and what do they represent
in today’s politics? This Policy Brief aims to explain what the purpose of these green groups is and their role in the parliament's green agenda.
Being a post-war country with a fragile economy, the Government of Kosovo with the support of the international community aims to develop the economy through direct investment and/or improving the investment climate. As a transition economy, the energy sector needs serious and substantial reforms.
This policy goal for the energy sector has been a sustainable, clean, and secure energy supply that will support the developing economy and increase social welfare.
This report will analyze the actors, legislation in force, strategic documents, current obstacles and identify areas for improvement of the Energy Sector in Kosovo during the implementation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans (GAWB).
Challenges stemming from a lack of coordination and normalization of political relations with Serbia have strained the management of Ujman and the Ibar canal. With this in mind, the US-led discussions in the White House on September 4, 2020 attempted to address this issue, and in point seven of the agreement a feasibility study was proposed that looked at the possibilities of sharing the flow of water.
This summary note aims to analyze the case of "Lake Ujman" focusing on regional cooperation and economic importance. Furthermore, this paper focuses on the geopolitical importance of Lake Ujman, the Washington Agreement and the recommendations arising from this agreement, similar cases and international precedents for shared management of water resources, and the consequences of the agreement.
Kosovo is at crossroads regarding the energy sector, having to choose to act on either "grow now - clean up later" or "sustainable development".
Part of the solution of the Kosovar government will be the important gasification projects which are expected to be developed.
Our latest paper explains the development of infrastructure and gasification projects in Kosovo.
This paper gives a brief explanation of the benefits a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) could have for cities, as well as explore the possibilities of how the National Level, i.e. Members of the Parliament, could directly or indirectly support and facilitate the implementation of SUMPs in cities.