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November 2011

GFSE - 9: Energy between Danube and Caucasus

The role of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency as a key issue for economic development.

This regional GFSE Meeting aims at bringing together national stakeholders, international experts and economic actors in South-Eastern Europe, the Danube Region, the Black Sea Region and the Caucasus Region. The focus of the meeting will be on activities for increasing Energy Efficiency (EE) and the share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in these regions.

The main purpose is to enable a dialogue on identifying potentials and addressing barriers for EE and RES in these regions, examining policy and institutional frameworks as well as financial mechanisms, and exchanging experiences and best-practice. Special attention will be given to regional approaches, cooperation initiatives and involvement of investors. Specific objectives are as follows:

  • Identifying pathways for implementation of RES and EE projects in the framework of regional and cooperation strategies
  • Advancing the development of EE and RES governance at the regional level from an integral perspective
  • Fostering dialogue and cooperation between private actors and energy experts active in these region

 Focus Regions:

Danube Region - South East Europe - Black Sea Region - South Caucasus 

Conference Report:

Conference report by IISD

Conference Programme:

Conference programme

Conference Proceedings:

Conference Proceedings

Key notes and presentations:

Plenary Session: State of Play of RES and EE in the Focus Regions

1.1 GFSE9 Key Note Country Statement Georgia - Khetaguri
1.2 GFSE9 Key Note Country Statement, Moldova - Popa
1.3 GFSE9 Presentation GEA - Nakicenovic
1.4 GFSE9 Presentation AEA - Lechner

Panel I: Initiatives at European Union and Bi- and Multilateral Level

2.2 GFSE9 Presentation Energy Community - Kogalniceanu
2.3 GFSE9 Presentation UNIDO - Monga
2.4 GFSE9 Presentation EBRD - Jollands

Parallel Session 1: Developing Policy and Institutions for RES and EE

3.1 GFSE9 Presentation Energy Community - Cegir
3.2 GFSE9 Presentation CEU - Tirado Herrero
3.3 GFSE9 Country Statement Belarus - Shenets
3.4 GFSE9 Country Statement Macedonia - Dimitrov
3.5 GFSE9 Country Statement Moldova - Surugiu
3.6 GFSE9 Country Statement Romania - Radulescu

Parallel Session 2: Regional Cooperation Approaches for RES and EE

4.1 GFSE9 Presentation ADA - Sarlamanov
4.2 GFSE9 Presentation UNEP - Egerer
4.3 GFSE9 Presentation UNIDO - Omelyan
4.4 GFSE9 Presentation Regional Environmental Center - Bonifert
4.5 GFSE9 Country Statement Serbia - Glavonjic
4.6 GFSE9 Country Statement Montenegro - Nenezic
4.7 GFSE9 Country Statement Georgia - Vashakidze

Parallel Session 3: Streamlining Project Development in RES and EE

5.1 GFSE9 Presentation Scientific Engineering Centre for Biomass in Ukraine - Geletukha
5.2 GFSE9 Presentation E-Control (AT) - Kapetanovic
5.3 GFSE9 Presentation iC projects - Ortner
5.4 GFSE9 Country Statement Bulgaria - Poptchev
5.5 GFSE9 Country Statement Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bratic
5.6 GFSE9 Country Statement Turkey - Calikoglu

Parallel Session 4: Enabling Investment in RES and EE

6.1 GFSE9 Presentation INOGATE - Lytvynenko
6.2 GFSE9 Presentation UNDP - O´Brien
6.3 GFSE9 Presentation Verbund - Meyer
6.4 GFSE9 Country Statement Ukraine - Rybak
6.5 GFSE9 Country Statement Armenia - Babayan
6.6 GFSE9 Country Statement Croatia - Sculac Domac

Plenary Session: Financing EE and RES

7.1 GFSE9 Presentation World Bank - Johansen
7.2 GFSE9 Presentation OeEB - Hagmann
7.3 GFSE9 Presentation Investkredig AG - Hönig
7.4 GFSE9 Presentation Green for Growth Fund - von Wolff

Concluding Panel: Outcome of the Parallel Sessions and Panel Discussion

8.1 GFSE9 Summary Parallel Session 1 - Dimitrov
8.2 GFSE9 Summary Parallel Session 2 - Rybak
8.3 GFSE9 Summary Parallel Session 3 - Pauritsch
8.4 GFSE9 Summary Parallel Session 4 - Stojadinovic

List of Participants

List of Participants