INFORSE-Europe logo

Search on the site:
 
Facebook INFORSE Facebook INFORSE-Europe CAUSE: 100% RE INFORSE Twitter
EnglishSpanish French Hungarian Slovak Polish German
 
About Us Contact Us Member Database Contact Database Support Us
PortugueseRomanian Turkish Bulgarian Macedonian Russian Danish
ACTIVITIES
  100% Renewables
Seminars & Events
  Projects
  LCS Network
PUBLICATIONS
  Press Releases
  Newsletter
  Reports
POLICY
United Nations
European Union
  Nuclear Energy
  Gender
  Structural Funds
EDUCATION

 

School Resources
  DIERET
  Study tours 
  Success Stories 
  Test yourself Quiz
  Useful Links
VISIT INFORSE.ORG
INFORSE-Europe Activities in 1997-1998
Adopted at INFORSE-Europe General Meeting  26/6-98

Cooperation and exchange of information projects among member-organisations:

  • A new exhibition and a report were developed with success-stories on sustainable energy. Both were made for presentation at the Pan-European Environmental Minister's Meeting, Århus'98. They have a double purpose of keep active NGOs informed of the successes and infor the official "Energy Conservation Initiative" within the Århus-process on NGO-activities and preferences.
  • A public meeting in Copenhagen was held in December to raise  awareness on the need for integra-tion of sustainable energy strategies in development strategies. The meeting gathered 45 people including a EU-parliamentarian. Main topics discussed were UN initiatives (Solar Summit, UNGASS and others) and EU-activities in the field. A paper of EU fundign for sustainable energy in development was published in the INFORSE-website.
  • Contributions to Sustainable Energy News and to the Sustainable Energy Contact List and the INFORSE web-site,
  • Continuing the INFORSE - Europe email list.
Lobbying international organisations:
  • The process after the EU White Paper on Renewable Energy was followed,
  • The energy activities of the Pan-European Environ-ment for Europe process was followed in cooperation with the Eur. ECO-Forum (a NGO-Forum following this proces). Especially the development of a European Energy Conserva-tion Guideline was followed with participation in 7 meetings, and elaboration of several interventions;
  • The energy theme of the Baltic Sea Region Agenda 21 plan was followed with participating in 2 workshop with several interventions;
  • The Pan-European implementation of UNESCO World Solar Plan of Action was followed, including preparation for the  Pan-European Solar Conference, Sofia, September 1998; and asking observer status at the European Energy Charter Conference.
  • Cooperation with other INFORSE-regions included:
  • INFORSE coordinators meeting, Dakar, January 1998 with deve-lopment of a 5-year operational strategy with worldwide INFORSE activities under the two main headings: influencing the global agenda and south-south-north cooperation
  • Participation in the first preparation of NGO-inputs for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development session on energy (CSD9) in 2001.
  • Proposing projects for EXPO2000.
  • Develop proposal on internet education on renewable energy with support of the new INFORSE cooperation fund.
  • Develop INFORSE distance education course on renewable energy together with INFORSE-Central Asia  Coordinator (INSEDA, India)
  • Participating in INFORSE media and environment initiative.


Go on to the next Report: Year 1999