Cooperation and exchange
of information projects among member-organisations:
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.
public meeting in Copenhagen was held in December to raise awareness
on the need for integra-tion of sustainable energy strategies in
The meeting gathered 45 people including a EU-parliamentarian. Main
topics discussed were UN initiatives (Solar Summit, UNGASS and
and EU-activities in the field. A paper of EU fundign for sustainable
energy in development was published in the INFORSE-website.
to Sustainable Energy News and to the Sustainable Energy Contact List
and the INFORSE web-site,
- Continuing the
INFORSE - Europe email list.
- 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
- The energy theme
of the Baltic Sea Region Agenda 21 plan was followed with participating
in 2 workshop with several interventions;
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
in the first preparation of NGO-inputs for the UN Commission on Sustainable
Development session on energy (CSD9) in 2001.
- Proposing projects
- Develop proposal
on internet education on renewable energy with support of the new INFORSE
INFORSE distance education course on renewable energy together
Asia Coordinator (INSEDA, India)
in INFORSE media and environment initiative.
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Report: Year 1999