Volunteers in action for cleaning the neighborhood “Bajram Curri”


EC Ma Ndryshe has carried out the next cleaning action by joining the initiative of the residents of the neighborhood “Bajram Curri” in Prizren. In addition to residents, various community groups, residents and the football school “Lidhja e Prizrenit” have been mobilized.

Also, the regional waste company “EKO Region” has assisted in the final collection of collected waste. This action, as an example of basic activism, aims to raise awareness for the maintenance of neglected, abandoned, vandalized or misused public spaces and to strengthen the ties of community groups for a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

The EC expresses its readiness to support and remains hopeful of the continuation of such actions across the country.

This activity is supported by the program of the Kosovo Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) ‘EJA Kosovo’, co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Green talk – sustainable development at the municipal level

This Friday will mark the launch of the second speech within the platform #GreenTalk, where as a speaker we will have the Mayor of Kamenica Municipality, Mr. Qëndron Kastrati, who will unveil his work and his vision on the advancement of practices and policies towards sustainable development at the municipal level.

Tune in to watch the speech tomorrow from 18:30 on the KTV television channel, available also LIVE on the official Facebook pages of the Balkan Green Foundation, KTV, dhe Kosovo Sustainable Development Week.

This second edition of #GreenTalk is supported by the Heinrich-Boll-Stiftung.

Renewable energy generation in Kosovo

The works are continuing with increased intensity in the village of Bajgora in Mitrovica. Yesterday, in Bajgora, the first turbine was installed in the 105-megawatt project of the wind energy park.
The first turbine that will be used for the project of the Kosovo-German-Israeli company ‘SOWI Kosovo’ for the construction of a 105-megawatt wind energy park in Bajgora, Mitrovica, financed by the EBRD, is already in position.

The installed turbine is the first of a total of 27 General Electric turbines to be installed under the project.

This project will contribute to mitigating climate impacts, increasing the share of renewable energy generation in Kosovo and adding 105 MW of wind energy generation capacity to the national energy system.

The project will also significantly increase the share of electricity generated by wind energy in Kosovo, which is otherwise largely dependent on coal-fired power generation.

Electricity generation is expected to start at the end of August 2021.

Agricultural Recovery REB is supported in the field of environmental protection

Through the Human Rightivism project, the Community Development Fund has continued to support the Agricultural Recovery-REB Association in implementing activities on environment protection. In addition to training and awareness of young people to act in environmental protection, an active group of young people in the municipality of Suhareka for environmental protection was established.

Community Development Fund – CDF

Embassy of Sweden in Pristina

HumanRightivism

Prizren, the first municipality with ‘Observation Points’

Prizren, will now have a new tourist offer, “View Point”, from where citizens and tourists can see and enjoy the natural beauty and the most beautiful place.

The Mayor of Prizren, Mytaher Haskuka together with the director of the Directorate of Tourism and Economic Development, Sevil Kazaz today inaugurated the tourist offer “Observation Point”, installed near the villages of Jablanica and Pouska.

Within this project, the environment has been adjusted as well as the installation of binoculars, metal platform and protective glass, the placement of seats and information board and the arrangement of the place for parking cars, creating a very attractive environment for visitors .

On this occasion, Mayor Haskuka stated that the Municipality of Prizren will always be a leader in creating new tourist destinations.

KOSTT nënshkruan marrëveshje të kyçjes me Solar Energy Europe për projektin me kapacitet 150 MWp

Kryeshefi Ekzekutiv i KOSTT, Mustafë Hasani, dhe drejtori i kompanisë Solar Energy Group Europe, Egbert Schnuse, kanë nënshkruar Marrëveshjen për Kyçje në Sistemin e Transmetimit të kapaciteteve të reja gjeneruese nga burimet e ripërtëritshme të energjisë me diell, me kapacitet gjenerues prej 150 MWp.

‘Stacioni Gjenerues Energjetik me Diell do të kyçet në rrjetin transmetues 110kV përmes linjës së re 110 kV me gjatësi rreth 6.5 km, e cila do të lidhet në NS 110/35kV Gjakova 1’, ka njoftuar KOSTT.

Pas shqyrtimit të aplikacionit nga KOSTT dhe nënshkrimit të Marrëveshjes për Kyçje në Sistemin Transmetues, Solar Energy Europe planifikon të ndërtojë projektin në Komunën e Gjakovës dhe të fillojë prodhimin e megavatëve të parë në vitin 2022.

The “Let’s Give the Country a Color” campaign continues

Today was marked the next tree planting activity within the campaign “Let’s give the Country a Color”, in collaboration with Heimerer College and the Ministry of Infrastructure.

On this occasion, “Heimerer” college becomes one of the first private colleges to join the largest campaign in the country for planting 1.8 million trees nationwide.

The campaign “Let’s Give Color to the Country” aims to mobilize all actors to expand green spaces in the country by planting 1.8 million trees, by 2030. The campaign is implemented by “Let’s Clean Kosovo” and the Kosovo Olympic Committee.

𝑩𝑮𝑭 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑮𝒆𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒑𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒚 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑲𝒐𝒔𝒐𝒗𝒐

Balkan Green Foundation and Germanwatch e.V., within the framework of ‘Multi-Actor Partnership for an Energy Transition in Kosovo’ project, drafted recommendations with the objective to support the government of Kosovo in the implementation of governmental plans for RES phase-in – especially for drafting the revision of the Energy Strategy, the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and the concept for renewable energy sources development.

The recommendations include concrete political steps and practical and technical measures that Kosovo must take for a faster, just, achievable and comprehensive energytransition in Kosovo.

Upon the completion of the NECP, #BGF as an organization will make an evaluation as to whether the recommendations of the MAP project were incorporated into the final document of the NECP to increase transparency and ensure the inclusion and informing of the citizens of the steps undertaken in the process of the energy transition in Kosovo.

For more information and to view the recommendation document click on the link:

NGO ENVIRONMENT PUBLISHES ENVIRONMENTAL RECOMMENDATIONS

NGO Ambienti, on the day of the project reflection
ECOLOGICAL DAYS IN DRAGASH in cooperation with local environmental actors have identified environmental problems in the Municipality of Dragash which are recommended for solution to competent local and central institutions.

WASTE – ecological treatment and designation of locations for solid waste,
BIODIVERSITY – sustainable use,
POLLUTION OF RIVERS,
DRINKING WATER – physico-chemical and bacteriological control in all settlements of the Municipality of Dragash.

EC starts the series of cleaning actions in Prizren

NGO EC Ma Ndryshe today carried out a cleaning action in the city of Prizren, respectively at the “League Square” and along the road “Marash”.

The purpose of this initiative has been to clean these public spaces from debris, as well as to convey the message of the need for environmental protection by each individual.

EC in this part of the city has collected a quantity of waste, while the regional waste company “Ekoregjioni” has helped with the final collection and sending of this waste to the landfill.

Such actions will be organized continuously, respecting the measures and instructions to COVID-19. On this occasion the EC calls on all citizens of good will to join such initiatives, in order to contribute to a cleaner environment. The EC also invites responsible institutions to show more care for the maintenance of public spaces in the city.