Ukraine: to save biodiversity

Ukraine: to save biodiversity

05 June 2018
Why does Ukraine need to introduce the EU Birds and Habitats Directives and how will this change the environmental protection system in the country?
How Georgia is changing its approach to waste disposal with EU support

How Georgia is changing its approach to waste disposal with EU support

04 June 2018
Waste disposal and the new Kutaisi sanitary landfill Around 900,000 tons of waste is generated annually in Georgia and more than 75% of it is estimated to end up in landfill sites. Landfill disposal is the least desirable way of handling waste, and even less desirable if the landfill is poorly…
The Forest Code and poplar plantations. How Moldova was preparing for the forest sector reforms

The Forest Code and poplar plantations. How Moldova was preparing for the forest sector reforms

31 May 2018
According to experts, for about 20 years, Moldovan forestry was one of the most “closed” sectors of the country's economy. So much so, it is hard even for the sector's specialists to assess the scope of illegal logging and not always transparent privatisation of forests.
Young protectors and modern managers for Azerbaijan’s forests

Young protectors and modern managers for Azerbaijan’s forests

29 May 2018
Forests provide fresh air, many sources of food, healing herbs, heat sources and, of course, industrial materials.
Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

29 May 2018
“The issue of saving resources has become a priority in the country, for each person and every household. It’s a pity we started to think about this so late.” Vladyslav Morzhenko is a father of two in the town of Zhmerynka in Ukraine, where an EU-funded project has renovated schools and…
Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

29 May 2018
The Municipal Project Support Facility (MPSF) under the EU4Energy Initiative provides local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries with the means to deliver energy-related projects. These are designed to improve citizens’ lives and achieve sustainable environmental benefits. A key…
Clean energy: the Moldovan villages setting up their own energy supply sources

Clean energy: the Moldovan villages setting up their own energy supply sources

29 May 2018
As the European Union’s Member States mark EU Sustainable Energy Week, stakeholders are discussing and sharing their experience in renewable energy sources, energy security strategies and environmental issues. In this article, we look at some examples of businesses in the field of renewable energy…
Wind farm in Gori successfully generates renewable energy in Georgia

Wind farm in Gori successfully generates renewable energy in Georgia

28 May 2018
In Gori, around 90 km from Tbilisi, six wind turbines have been steadily generating power for the past two years. Qartli Wind Farm is the first wind farm built in Georgia and the first commercial wind power plant built in the South Caucasus. It was made possible with the support of the European…
Solar panels on blinds: how a Ukrainian innovation is achieving worldwide success

Solar panels on blinds: how a Ukrainian innovation is achieving worldwide success

28 May 2018
Energy independence is increasing in Ukraine, and the number of innovations that help to achieve this is also on the rise. The issue of energy efficiency remains relevant for Ukraine. Ukraine's economy one of the most energy-intensive in the world. Artificially low energy prices over the course…
All is clear: How Belarus develops solar energy

All is clear: How Belarus develops solar energy

28 May 2018
In view of the upcoming EU Sustainable Energy Week, we are trying to find out how much solar energy Belarus produces and how the European Union supports solar energy in Belarus. According to some scientists, solar may become the main energy source within the next 20 years. Over the last ten years…