IUCN Standard to Boost Impact of Nature-Based Solutions to Global Challenges

IUCN recently unveiled a Global Standard providing the first-ever set of benchmarks for nature-based solutions to global challenges. The new IUCN Global Standard will help governments, business and civil society ensure the effectiveness of nature-based solutions and maximise their potential to help address climate change, biodiversity loss and other societal …

Sustainable Energy Solutions for a Thriving World

The development of sustainable energy projects, including finance and advisory services, makes the core business of E3 International (E3I). Bonnie Norman, president of E3 International and well-known advisor on the creation of green banks, has more than two decades of experience in strategic consulting. We talked with Bonnie about use …

EBRD and Donors Boost Green Financing in the Region

The Western Balkans is a key region for, and partner in, the EBRD’s green work. South-eastern Europe has huge potential for developing green energy, with its rivers providing hydroelectric power, its mountains and plains enabling wind power, its underdeveloped solarenergy, and the inhabitants of its many cities keen for sustainable …

Afforestation as a Mission

Harmonization of environmental and climate change regulations is a long-term process. It is known that these regulations are continually changing and improving at EU level, as well as a lack of administrative capacity in this area. All this additionally complicates the process, and thus represents a great challenge for the …

RENEXPO® Energy, Waste & Water – Renewable Energy Hub for the Western Balkans

For the 6th year RENEXPO® is proving to be the leading platform in the Western Balkans region for presenting innovative technology solutions and efficient networking in renewable energy and energy efficiency sector. International trade fair and conference, RENEXPO® contributes to the regional market development, bringing together industry professionals, decision makers …

Apply to Become a Swedish Institute Innovation Leader in the Western Balkans!

The aim of SI Innovation Leaders (SIIL) is to contribute to the innovation ecosystem in the western Balkan region. The goal is to create a platform for knowledge exchange and problem solving between innovation field experts within private sector, public sector and academia, with the help of Swedish expertise and …

Shift Towards Clean Energy in Southeastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities

Various means such as petroleum products, biomass, sun, wind, water, nuclear fission, lead us to the production of electricity as the ultimate goal. Each of the methods of obtaining energy has its advantages and disadvantages from the perspective of operating costs, environmental impact, opportunities for continuous energy supply, safety, durability, …