Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) assumed the chairmanship for the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) from 1 July 2014. NEFCO will manage the activities of the Steering Group, which is responsible for coordinating environmental development projects in the Northern Dimension Area of Northwest Russia and Northern Belarus. The chairmanship rotates yearly.
Learn more on NEFCO's chairmanship.
On May 2, 2014, the Belmont Forum will open a call for proposal on biodiversity scenarios. The objective is to stimulate the formation of international networks of scientists and the advancement of the inter- and trans-disciplinary methodologies of scenario-building needed to enhance usefulness of biodiversity scenarios in decision-making.
A new global research funding programme on Transformations to Sustainability (ISSC)
Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2014.
Transformations to Sustainability will promote research on the most urgent problems of global change and sustainability — including climate change, biodiversity loss, water and food security, energy consumption, and poverty and growing inequalities.
Polar Renewables: Independent Energy Supply – POLARIS
Project Partners: Autonomous non-commercial organization Nenets Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Production Center (Russia); North-Western United Power Generating Company, Narjan-Mar Branch (Russia); FCG Finnish Consulting Group Oy (Finland); Municipal Unitary Enterprise Amdermaservice, Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia)
The Project aims to support cross-border cooperation of the participating Russian and Finnish neighbouring regions in wider use of renewable energy sources thus contributing to increase of their environmental and economic sustainability and accessibility as well as to reduction of their periphery and economic dependency on more developed regions.
Lead Partner: Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland
This project aims to strengthen cross border cooperation in energy management to increase business cooperation among South Kola region in Russia, Finnish Lapland and Norrbotten Sweden.
PISM Policy Paper no. 37: Energy Policy in the Baltic States—United or Separate? (2012)
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Energy security is a priority for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia—three former Soviet republics that are still dependent on supplies from Russia.
Integration of the Baltic states into the internal energy market of the EU (2013)
University of Tampere
The focus of this thesis is the integration of the Baltic States into the Internal Energy Market of the EU. The object of the study is the Baltic States. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are isolated from the energy system of the EU and cannot create free and open energy market.
Energy-efficient renovation of Moscow apartment buildings and residential districts (2013)
Paiho, Satu; Abdurafikov, Rinat; Hedman, Åsa; Hoang, Ha; Kouhia, Ilpo; Meinander, Malin; Sepponen; Mari
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
The majority of Moscow housing stock has been built after World War II and needs modernization. This publication concentrates on energy-efficient and sustainable renovation and modernization of selected Moscow housing stock. The emphasis is on technical solutions and their energy-saving potentials and possible reduction in emissions.
Business aspects of energy-efficient renovations of Sovietera residential districts (2014)
A case study from Moscow
Paiho, Satu; Abdurafikov, Rinat; Hoang, Ha; Castell-Rüdenhausen, Malin zu; Hedman, Åsa Kuusisto, Johanna
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
In this study, the different renovation concepts were analyzed from an economic point of view. At the building level, the costs of different renovation packages varied between €125/m2 and €200/m2 depending on the extent of the selected renovation package.
Baltic Development Forum (BDF) is looking for an expert on the Russian energy market to gather relevant information and data on existing financing solutions and other relevant experiences in the field,