Civil Society for Sustainable Energy – Local to National in Eastern Europe (SELNEE)

Project Details

 
Project Partners
Project Span 2020 - 2021
Project Countries Denmark, Belarus, Ukraine
Funding This project is founded by CISU – Civil Society in Development, Denmark
Type of project Capacity building

The project fulfills the following UN goals:

SDG 7   SDG 8   SDG 13   SDG 17  



Happening Soon:

Review of Climate Action and Transition to Sustainable Energy in Ukraine - SELNEE project online seminar

Date: 18.11.2020, 10:00 - 13:30

SELNEE Event 18 November

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Project Summary

With the objective of strengthening CSOs promoting climate action and transition to sustainable energy in Eastern Europe, particularly in Ukraine and Belarus, the Project will work for:

  • Increased national actions for sustainable energy in Belarus and Ukraine with proposals and advocacy for them, as well as with information and exchanges with CSOs;
  • More ambitious municipal transition to renewable energy with tools to improve municipal Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs), with proposals for municipal energy management systems, as well as with promotion of citizens involvement;
  • Increased CSO & citizens involvement in sustainable energy transition with promotion and fundraising of citizens' energy advisors, with promotion of simple and affordable energy solutions that citizens can do, and with CSO seminar and networking.
The objective is to strengthen civil society organisations promoting climate action and transition to sustainable energy in Eastern Europe in general and in Ukraine and Belarus in particular. The project shall directly contribute to the following SDGs:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sustainable ways (SDG13);
  • Increase renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as providing people that lack it today with affordable energy (SDG7);
  • Increase jobs in green solutions (SDG8);
  • Partnership between CSOs, local CBO's, municipalities, and other stakeholders (SDG17);
This will in turn contribute to other SDG's such as poverty reduction (SDG1) with more affordable energy and job creation.

Project Objectives

  1. Increase national actions for sustainable energy in Belarus and Ukraine with proposals and promotion activities for the proposals, as well as via information and exchanges with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) also in other Eastern European countries. The expected outcome is that by the end of the project, national decision-makers and stakeholders will know key proposals promoted and are considering them in national climate and energy plans;
  2. More ambitious municipal transition to renewable energy. This will be realised with (i) development and promotion of tools to improve municipalSustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs) and with (ii) proposals for municipal energy management systems, as well as with promotion of citizens involvement (see specific objective c). Improved SECAPs and energy management plans will cover 3 municipalities (two in Belarus and one in Ukraine). The expected outcome is that by the end of the project, the municipal decision-makers will have agreed to improvements in SECAPs and in Belarus also to municipal energy management systems;
  3. Increased CSO & citizens involvement in renewable energy and energy efficiency. This will be realised with promotion and fundraising of citizens' energy advisors on municipal level and with promotion of simple, affordable energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions that citizens can do and that they can benefit from. The activities will both be in the three municipalities and in the Eastern European region, where the project will involve and strengthen CSOs and their networks. The expected outcome is that by the end ofthe project fundraising is ongoing for at least one energy advisor (in Belarus) and that at least 6000 persons and 100 CSOs have learned about the local solutions, primarily in Belarus and Ukraine;


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