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Climate Policy as an Impetus for Modernization in East and Southeast Europe
The key objective of the South Caucasus Office of Heinrich Böll Foundation`s Climate Change Program is to formulate practical goals for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region with inclusion of all key actors in the fields. Through conducting the comprehensive analysis of the national energy systems and challenges posed by Climate Change experience and by applying the strong expertise accumulated over these issues in Germany, the program will trigger public interest, form the healthy environment for the public debates on: climate change, sustainable energy system, benefits which renewable energy and energy efficiency can offer to the region. Consequently the program shall enhance their development at regional and national levels. The program will be implemented through applying the following principal instruments: energy and climate change analysis, workshops and symposia for experts, public informational and discussion events, promoting energy efficiency and renewables through printed and electronic media, support of advocacy measures, funding of pilot projects and organizing study trips to Germany to equip the relevant entities with better knowledge on benefits of sustainable energy systems.