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>> EU4Energy: Increasing energy efficiency of residential buildings in Armenia
>> International Conference ôResilience Building for Sustainable Developmentö was kicked-off in Yerevan
>> EU helps Armenian cities of Vayk and Spitak be more energy efficient and embrace green energy
>> Influential Loan Organizations In Denmark Refused to Support Teghout Project
EU4Energy: Increasing energy
efficiency of residential buildings in Armenia
The Energy Charter Secretariat recently organised an expert discussion on energy
efficiency in buildings in Armenia. The event, which took place on 28 September
2017 in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, brought together key decision-makers
and stakeholders including policy-makers, city authorities, representatives of
the construction sector, international organisations and NGOs.
The residential sector accounts for the largest share of total final energy
consumption in Armenia. Increasing energy efficiency in the construction and
renovation of buildings is a priority for the country. Best practices and
experiences in EU member states, which could be transposed to the Armenian
context, were discussed in this regard. The conclusions from this consultation
will be presented to the Government of Armenia.
The event was organised as part of EU4Energy ľ a European Union initiative that
works with the eleven countries that make up the Eastern Partnership and Central
Asia regions to support their energy policy-making. Under the EU4Energy
umbrella, the Energy Charter Secretariat is cooperating with Armenia, Azerbaijan
and Belarus in the elaboration of their policies and legislation related to
In addition to the energy efficiency of residential buildings, the Energy
Charter Secretariatĺs current technical cooperation with Armenia focuses on
addressing energy efficiency in energy-related products and assessing the
regulatory risks hindering investment in energy efficiency and the renewable
ôResilience Building for Sustainable Developmentö was kicked-off in
A 3-day international conference entitled ôResilience Building for
Sustainable Developmentö was kicked-off in Yerevan, ahead of the International
Day for Disaster Reduction marked on 13 October.
The overall objective of the conference was to boost dialogue and awareness on
disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Europe and the CIS region and beyond, as
well as strengthen political commitment of key actors for sustainable,
risk-informed DRR efforts.
The event was organized by the RA Ministry of Emergency Situations, the United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Disaster Risk Reduction National
Platform of Armenia, in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster
Risk Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations Childrenĺs Fund (UNICEF),
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Operations (DG ECHO), Asian Institute of Technology, Save the Children
International Armenia Representative office, OxYGen Foundation for Protection of
Youth and Women Rights, Habitat for Humanity Armenia, and Armenian Red Cross
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EU helps Armenian cities of Vayk
EU helps Armenian cities of Vayk
and Spitak be more energy efficient and embrace green energy
The EU-funded ôCovenant of Mayors Demonstration Projectsö programme has
supported the modernisation of 9 blocks of flats in the Armenian cities of Vayk
The project involves the implementation of energy-saving and energy-efficient
measures in 35 blocks of flats and public buildings in the cities of Vayk and
Spitak, as well as the installation of LED lamps in entrance halls, staircases
and yards. Additionally, it is planned to install solar panels in the
kindergarten in Spitak to provide autonomous heat and electric power supply. It
will help to significantly cut energy bills and will be more energy efficient.
The ôCovenant of Mayors Demonstration Projectsö programme supports small towns
that have signed up to the Covenant of Mayors initiative to implement energy
efficiency projects identified within their Sustainable Energy Action Plans,
with grants as well as technical assistance.
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Influential Loan Organizations I
Influential Loan Organizations In
Denmark Refused to Support Teghout Project
The Dutch pension fund, Pension Danmark, and EKF, Denmarkĺs Export Credit
Agency, refused from funding Teghout copper and molybdenum mining project: as
the website of the EKF says, ô The decision was reached after multiple attempts
over an extended period to get the mine to comply with the terms of the
agreement with EKF. The warning was recently followed by an ultimatum, which
culminated in a message to the mine that we are withdrawing our supportö. The
main reason is that the mining company didnĺt comply with the World Bank's
guidelines on environmental and social sustainability.
The EKF outlined three main violations in Teghout.
First, the aquatic environment: one of EKF's explicit demands was that the
mining operations must comply with international standards for the aquatic
environment. EKF has on multiple occasions called attention to the problems of
overflow from the mine's catch basin. The problems with the aquatic environment
formed a part of EKFĺs decision to withdraw its support.
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