BGF holds lecture on 'Challenges and Opportunities in Kosovo for Sustainable Development' within the framework of KSDW

13 October 2020

Balkan Green Foundation, within the framework of Kosovo Sustainable Development Week and “Promoting Green Energy in Kosovo” project financed by GIZ Kosovo, has organized lectures on Challenges and Opportunities in Kosovo for Sustainable Development.

The lecture was delivered by BGF’s Programmes and Operations Manager, Rinora Gojani, and was held in cooperation with RIT Kosovo. The students had the chance to also tune in and follow the lecture online aside from being present physically.

The aim was not only to enlighten students on the challenges and obstacles for sustainable development in Kosovo, but also on the role of civil society in pushing forward matters and dealing with the challenges within this field.

During the lecture Ms. Gojani unveiled ample information on Kosovo’s energy scheme and issues and potentials for development within this area. With almost all its energy sources coming from coal, she gave particular emphasis on the health and environmental implications. “It is about time the institutions in Kosovo take this problem seriously” has stated Ms. Gojani.

She also proposes a series of solution for sustainable development in Kosovo:

  • No New Coal
  • Decomission TPP ‘Kosovo A’
  • Refurbish TPP ‘Kosovo B’ (Kosovo’s base load)
  • Implement Energy Efficiency Measures
  • Diversify Energy Sources
  • Market coupling between Kosovo-Albania
  • Introduce polluters pay principle

The lecture ended in a very fruitful discussion, where the students got to ask their questions on the topic and get more familiar with the happenings and opportunities in the field.