Advanced Training on Advocacy and Lobbing for FPAs

9 – 12 February, 2016 Skopje With aim to provide support to the implementing organisations under the FPA programme, the regional TACSO office from Sarajevo organised an advanced training on advocacy and lobbing. The training was held on 9 – 12 February, 2016 in Skopje. Topics in focus included problem identification and analysis, stakeholders and policy[…..]

Meeting with LIR evolution

    Milan, February 22nd 2015.  A first meeting was held in Milan between punto.sud staff and LIR evolution, to discuss the implementation of their project ” ELAA – Environmental Legislation Analysis and Advocacy“. The project is funded under the call “Fostering the environmental process reforms in Bosnia&Herzegovina and Montenegro for a greener Europe” The objectives of[…..]

New project on climate change in Turkey

The Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, together with the Yıldırım Beyazıt University in Ankara started to run a new project, in order to raise awareness on climate change. ENV.Net partner from Turkey, TEMA Foundation, participated in the kick off meeting and opening ceremony of the project in Ankara, on 20 January 2016. The project has[…..]

When Citizens’ Health Equals the Price of a Football Match Ticket!

The problems with enormous air pollution in Skopje, Tetovo, Bitoala and Kavadarci, are again the headlines in all news. The data published on the website of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning shows that the enormous pollution in these cities in recent weeks repeated every night and is ten times higher than the permitted levels[…..]

EIA training in Istanbul

On 18 December 2015, a training about EIA legislation and implementations was held in İstanbul by the Turkish ENV.Net Partner TEMA Foundation. The aim of the training was to introduce the commonalities and differences of EIA legislation and implementations between the EU and Turkey, and to develop solutions to improve EIA procedures in Turkey.  There[…..] Macedonia: Echoes in the media

December 2, 2015; Daily news paper “Nova Makedonija”, issue 23629 Citizens’ Behaviour and Habits are the biggest obstacle In general, the issue comes down to whether to pay a price now, for greater inclination and willingness to change, or to reject the idea, with a risk that in the future we will pay a much[…..]

Stabilisation of greenhouse gas emissions from road transport through double reduction in fuel consumption: regional implementation of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GEFI)

Skopje, 10th December, 2015 On December 10, 2015 was held the initial meeting within the project “Stabilisation of greenhouse gas emissions from road transport through a double reduction in fuel consumption: the regional implementation of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GEFI), which started in May 2015, and will last until June 2018. The main beneficiary[…..]

Contribution to the new draft law on Energy Efficiency in Albania

Legal framework on energy efficiency in Albania is really lacking behind. The Law into force on energy efficiency is really obsolete dating 2002 comprising none of the minimal energy efficiency standards required. For more than 2 years the Ministry of Energy and Industry in collaboration with external experts has started to work on the new[…..]