Nordic Environment Finance Corporation NEFCO which currently chairs Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) has published NDEP manager Jaakko Henttonen's interview on its website. To learn more about NDEP's important work, read the interview on NEFCO's website.
The project “Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast” (RENSOL) is ending after almost three years. NDI has been one of the project partners and Baltic Development Forum (BDF) has led the implementation work. Now there is a story about the RENSOL project in the latest BDF Newsletter. You can find the Newsletter here.
The project’s key focus was on energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy solutions (RES) in Kaliningrad Oblast. The overall project objective was to enable partners in Kaliningrad – in collaboration with Nordic partners – to tackle climate change challenges more effectively through EE and RES solutions, and thereby supporting the cross-border and cross-level cooperation.
For more information about the RENSOL, please see project's website http://www.rensol.eu/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,