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International cleaning day is also marked this year

Even this year in Kosovo, some concrete steps have been taken by various actors such as civil society, local authorities and volunteers, for the cleaning campaign, in order to preserve the environment and raise awareness among citizens.

On September 18, the PACT organization continued with the placement of panels for public awareness, not to throw waste in these spaces with the motto: “Clean and Green Perfect View”.

Two days earlier, in the same location, the Office of the European Union in Kosovo together with GIZ Kosovo, the Young European Ambassadors, PAMKOS and other organizations organized an activity for the cleaning of Lake Badovci on Friday.

Since 2018, World Cleanup Day, which is celebrated every year on September 18, has brought together millions of people for the biggest waste collection day in human history.

World Clean Up Day brings together volunteers and partners around the world to clean up our planet from litter – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste on beaches, rivers, forests and roads. World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to achieve extraordinary things through collaboration.

International conference – Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

The Center for Energy and Sustainability of the University of Pristina organizes the first international conference “Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change”, which will be held on September 23, 2022, from 09:00, with the main theme being energy.

The conference will bring together academia, decision-makers and actors in the field, in order to address the many challenges that Kosovo is going through in the energy transition and other climate problems.

This conference is supported by the Government of Germany through GIZ Kosovo, Caritas and UNDP Kosovo.


The Ministry of Economy with USAID support will hold the Kosovo Solar Forum – Unlocking Investment in Renewable Energy on 21-22 July in Pristina!

The Forum will gather leading local and international energy sector players, investors, financiers, renewable energy source developers and businesses to highlight policy advances and investment opportunities in the prosumer and self-consumption markets for small and large scale solar initiatives in Kosovo.


Climate Change is a Major Driver of Migration

Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.

The United Nations estimates that roughly 20 million people have been forcibly displaced due to sea level rise, violent storms, droughts, heavy rainfalls and other climate impacts. As noted above, these people exist in a gray space, forced to leave their homes and communities, but not afforded any international legal rights or courses of action. The 2018 Global Compact on Refugees acknowledges that climate change and environmental degradation “interact with the drivers of refugee movements.” While a small step forward, this acknowledgement does not incorporate an affirmation that those fleeing climate change are in fact refugees. Instead, those in migration because of climate change are referred to as migrants, a broad term used to describe people who have left their homes—temporarily or permanently—but not because of direct violence or persecution.

In fact, a great deal more advocacy is needed to ensure that climate migrants are fully recognized in international laws and mechanisms to best provide support for these populations.

World Environment Day is celebrated

June 5 of each year marks International Environment Day, a date set by the UN in 1972, which aims to encourage awareness and action for environmental protection at the global and local levels.

For this, one of the winners of the award within the Electronic Platform @environmenthub, the Local Action Group “Nature” has successfully implemented the awareness campaign “3R” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), which is implemented within HumanRightivism.

The 3R campaign aimed to inform citizens about the practice of this method, preserving the environment and promoting a healthy environment for life, work and sustainable development.

The final ceremony of the 7th Green Debate Tournament is held today

Today is the final ceremony of the debate tournament organized by the Balkan Green Foundation.

This event is open and is held in the premises of KINO Armata in Prishtina.

The preliminary stages of the “Green Debate Tournament” are held on 21 and 22 May 2022, while on the 24th the final debate of the tournament will be held where certificates of participation, achievement, medals, gifts for finalists and cups for winners will be awarded.

The debate tour was held in the structured format of the debate “British Parliamentary”, and was attended by high school students from the municipalities of Ferizaj, Lipjan, Peja, Pristina, and South Mitrovica.

The Debate Tournament “Green Debate Tournament” is financially supported by UNMIK Kosovo.

20 May, World Bee Day

The aim of World Bee Day is to raise awareness among the world public about the importance and protection of bees and other pollinators. They are increasingly endangered and therefore need the protection of their natural environment, which will enable them to survive. In addition to bee products, which are considered quality food, their biggest contribution is the pollination of almost three quarters of all plants.

The UN Member States approved Slovenia’s proposal to proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day in December 2017 on Anton Janšas birthday. Anton Janša was the first beekeeping teacher at the Viennese imperial court, who in the 18th century completely revised the hitherto beekeeping methods based on his findings and laid the foundations of modern beekeeping.

Green Startup Fair

Green Startup Fair will take place on May 11 at ICK, as a joint initiative with UNDP Kosovo, part of the Kosovo Earth Days campaign. The #GreenStartupFair22 will highlight the brilliant green, eco and sustainable approaches of local startups, SMEs and CSOs. Join the celebration!

There will be a range of exhibitors, speakers, donors, potential investors and media present at the event. The 1st edition of the Green Startup Fair is supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Pristina, European Union Kosovo, Embassy of Japan in Kosovo & USAID Kosovo. Doors opening at 10am at ICK. Welcome!

The Exhibitors: Kosovo Glass Recycling, Formon, DYVO, Enchele, GoBeyond, Biotech Agriculture, Climate Awareness Association – CAA, Botanic-llc, LOOP SMC, REKS LLC, TE Pema, AgroVictus & Lazdrohu Sport Kids.