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Climate Protection and Renewable Energies as an Opportunity for Technology and Knowledge Transfer to Benefit the Economy, Political Sphere and Civil Society in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

As of: July 2020

Objective and activities

The project fostered dialogue between stakeholders from the private sector, government and civil society by providing training in climate policy to staff from non-governmental organisations and local and national authorities, and networking them with each other. In this way, the stakeholders were able to identify sustainable energy solutions for the regions and countries and then provided impetus for legislative initiatives and implementation measures. In the context of climate negotiations a further aim was to define the core issues specific to each country and agree on common transnational positions.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • 33 NGOs and local/national authorities given training and brought into the network
  • Study carried out at village and household level on the feasibility of projects under the 'Clean Development Mechanism'; three 'Project Idea Notes' (PINs) developed on efficient lighting in Georgia, energy-efficient heating and cooking in Kyrgyzstan and solar panels in Georgia
  • Several workshops carried out: five-day workshop on solar panels in Kazakhstan, two-day, three-country workshop (Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus) on 'Increasing the involvement of NGOs in climate and energy policy', two-day 'Central Asian European Forum on Climate Change' in Kazakhstan
  • Brochures on technology transfer produced
  • Regional climate conference organised in Georgia; position paper of the participating countries drawn up for the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15)
  • Participation of 20 civil society representatives from the regions in COP 15; two side events and training measures carried out

Project data

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Implementing organisation:
Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)

Partner institution(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • Diverse partner institutions (governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations)

BMU grant:
154.812,16 €

10/2009  till  11/2010


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