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Baltic Sea NGO Cooperation
on Sustainable Energy in Buildings - 2016
Belarus - Latvia - Russia - Denmark - Norway
The Cooperation has several activities started in February 2016:
On 19-22 February, 2016, the partners participated in a Norwegian - Danish study tour, which included:
"Bridge to the Future" Conference =slo 2016
Participation on the impressive event "Bridge to the Future" on a sustainable transition of Norway.
Download: Program in English (2 pages, pdf file, 428 kB)
Read more on the Norwegian initiative "Bridge to the Future" and the Conference in Oslo in February 2016 (in Norwegian) including videos.
Meeting Oslo at FoE Norway Project planning meeting in Oslo in the office of FoE Norway.
Meeting with Dag A. Hoystad from the Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature/FoE Norway and Gunnar Boye Olesen from INFORSE-Europe /SustainableEnergy, Denmark.
Climate Caravan Denmark

Visiting the office of the Environment and Energy Center in Hoeje Taastrup, Copenhagen.
The center has advisory services on energy renovation, as well as several other initiatives like second hand shop, reparation services of technical equipments. The mobile exhibition "Climate Caravan" visits schools and events.
Presentation by Tommy Olsen, energy advisory office "Energitjenesten" Sjaelland.

Climate Caravan Denmark
energy renovated houses Hje Taastrup Visiting energy renovated houses in Hoeje Taastrup, Copenhagen.
Guided Tour by the responsible persons at the housing association.
Download: Program/Compendium of Energy Information and Energy Renovation (3 pages, pdf file 321 kB)
Copenhagen Environment and Energy Office Visiting the office of the Danish Energy Advisory Center "Energitjenesten" in Copenhagen.
Presentation of the sustainable energy exhibition material and transportable box sets by Ann Vikkelsoe, Energitjenesten, Copenhagen Environment and Energy Office.
On June 27-28, 2016, the partners met again, this time in Latvia, to see the new mobile exhibition developed by the project, and discuss with Latvian NGOs and stakeholders the promotion of sustainable energy at a one-day Seminar.
Latvian Energy Efficiency Center Building June 27, 2016, International Seminar: "Exchange of Experience among Baltic Sea Region NGOs and Society in Promotion of Energy Efficiency for Climate Protection and Local Development" at the Latvian Energy Efficiency Center "Latvenergo" in Jurmala, Latvia.
The Event was organised by the project partners of Latvian Green Movement (LGM) and VAK in cooperation with INFORSE-Europe.

Program (pdf file, 0.2 MB)
Andris Spidans Latvenergo Center Excursion at the Latvian Energy Efficiency Centre Exhibition
by Andris Spidans, Latvenergo Energy Efficiency Centre.
Janis Artemjevs, Jurmala, Latvia Welcome words from the Jurmala City Council
by Janis Artemjevs, Head of Environmental Department, Jurmala City Council Development Agency, Latvia.

Lelde Braca, Jurmala, Latvia Introduction to the Jurmala City Sustainable Energy Action Programme 2013 to 2020. First progress report.
by Lelde Braca, Strategic and Business Department, expert, Jurmala City Council Development Agency, Latvia.
Download the Presentation pdf file, (2.1 MB).
Olga Senova Energy Efficiency in the Buildings: problems, solutions, experience of Russian NGOs.
Energy efficiency is the biggest Russian power plant. Potential for energy efficiency
in the building.
by Olga Senova and Alexander Esipenok, Friends of the Baltic / Russian Social-Ecological Union.
Download the Presentation (pdf file, 2.8 MB).
Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE Denmark Danish Transition to Renewable Energy and the Important Role of Changing Building Energy Use.
by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe / SustainableEnergy (VE)
Download the Presentation (pdf file, 1,2 MB).

Promoting Building Energy Efficiency with Exhibitions, Information and Online Courses for Energy Managers, NGO. Local Authority Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Area.
by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe, and the Project Partners.

On the photo: The new mobile exhibition posters (to the left) and the box-set (to the right, front) with part of the project group in Latvia.
Intersectoral Cooperation in Promotion of Sustainable Energy for Local Development and Climate Protection in Kola
by Svetlana Tuinova, Kola Environmental Centre, IEP KolaSC, Russia
Download the Presentation (pdf file, 2.9 MB).

Local Energy and Climate Planning in Belarus. Cities, which develop such plans and join the Covenant of Mayors.
by Dmitrij Burenkin, CES, Belarus.

Download the Presentation (pdf file, 0.3 MB).
Kristaps Zvaigznitis, ESEB Latvia Multi-family Building Energy Efficiency in Latvia: Experience and Future Opportunities.
by Kristaps Zvaigznitis, ESEB (Building Conservation and Energy Saving Office), Latvia
Download the Presentation (pdf file, 1.9 MB).
Kaspars Grinbergs, Latvia Different Experience Exchange by representatives of other NGOs, experts, citizens.
Ikskile municipality experience by Kaspars Grinbergs.
Download the Presentation (pdf file, 0.7 MB).
Aris Adlers, LGM, Latvia Community Energy: Way to Stop Climate Change.
by Aris Adlers, Green Movement, Latvia
Download the Presentation (pdf file, 0.6 MB).
  Final seminar conclusions, networking, and co-operation ideas for future in informal atmosphere.

Read more:
- Latvian Green Movement's homepage: Seminar on (in Latvian)
- Jurmala municipality's homepage: Seminar on (in Latvian)
From June, 2016, Activities include:
energy efficient exhibition toolbox Mobile exhibition with posters and small hands-on demonstration sets on energy efficiency and renewable energy for buildings. Six small exhibitions to be used in Russia and Belarus.
  Booklet for NGOs and energy managers, "Sustainable Energy in Buildings".
The booklets are to be printed in Russian, and made available online from INFORSE-Europe.
Seminar in Minsk September 2016 September 13, 2016
Seminar and Study Tour in Belarus, September, 2016
The study tour included visiting a new sustainable-energy exhibition in Minsk, which will be opened this year, and Braslav municipality, where the participants participated on an event towards an initiative "Braslav - the first climate-neutral municiplaity in Belarus".

Read more:
Coverage of the event with pictures at the hompages of CES:
- Seminar in Minsk and climate-neutrality event
in Braslav, where Gunnar Boye Olesen from INFORSE-Europe shared European experiences.
  Training courses for school energy advisers/managers on practical energy improvements of school buildings in North West Russia and Belarus.
  On-line course for Russian and Belarus energy advisers/managers of schools, offices, residential buildings, and local communities.
  October 2016
Final conference in St. Petersburg, in connection with the Russian Social Ecological Union
Partners are: INFORSE-Europe (coordinator), Latvian Green Movement (LGM), Centre for Environmental Solutions (CES) in Belarus, Friends of the Baltic in St. Petersburg, Kola Environmental Center, and the Norwegian Association for Nature Protection. The Russian organisations are not participating in the budget allocations. The Project's support comes from the Nordic Council of Ministers.