Energy Community Sustainability Forum to tackle key energy and climate challenges
The Secretariat in cooperation with the Balkan Green Foundation will launch the first edition of the Energy Community Sustainability Forum on 9 June 2017 in Vienna. The Sustainability Forum is a response to the continuous expansion of the Energy Community’s work, already covering energy efficiency, environment and renewables and soon also climate change, and the pressing need to establish a multi-stakeholder platform dedicated to the key energy and climate challenges facing the Energy Community Region. This is why the forum aims to gather all relevant stakeholders, including government officials, the private sector, representatives of civil society, non-governmental organizations and academia, to discuss the best ways to contribute towards a low-carbon Energy Community Region.
The conference will host more than 20 distinguished panellists and speakers, including Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations; Blerand Stavileci, Minister of Economic Development of Kosovo*; Ostap Semerak, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine; Dragica Sekulić, Minister of Economy of Montenegro; and Ulrike Lunacek, Vice President of the European Parliament.
Participation to the Sustainability Forum is open and free of charge. Registration is now open!
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.