VIII Annual International Conference of REC Caucasus
04 October, 2012

“Greening Energy Sector - mainstreaming energy efficiency and utilization of the renewable energy in the Caucasus Energy sector development” October 25-26

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the countries of the Caucasus region faced similar problems in energy sector. Governments were not able to provide effective economic support for energy sector, which was widely characterized by application of old technologies, poor system of management and weak legal basis. After gaining independence, thanks to the availability of different energy resources, both indigenous

and imported, (such as hydrocarbons in Azerbaijan; hydro energy in Georgia; nuclear energy in Armenia) and economic stabilization, majority of countries have ratified their own strategies on the development of fuel and energy sector (Review of Energy Efficiency Situation in Azerbaijan, Resolution of the Parliament of Georgia “On Main Directions of the State Energy Policy of Georgia”).

Between mid-1990s and mid-2000s, these countries have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol and also appointed Designated National Authorities (DNA) for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. Countries have prepared Initial and Second National Communications to the UNFCCC. Therefore, countries’ climate change policies are formulated within the framework of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

There is a high potential for development of the Renewable Energy (RE) in the Caucasus countries (hydropower - including small hydropower, geothermal energy, solar energy, wind energy in Georgia, hydropower, wind energy in Armenia, Azerbaijan also has high potential for alternative energy generation: the annual potential of wind and small hydropower  were estimated at 5 billion kWh).

VIII Annual International Conference of REC Caucasus will be held with financial support from the Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Land Use Planning,  Agriculture and Forestry of Lichtenstein.

The overall goal of the conference is to provide forum for the interested parties in a comprehensive discussion of challenges regarding energy efficiency and renewable energy in the South Caucasus region. It aims to take stock of challenges posed by Utilization of Renewable Energy sources in the South Caucasus, focusing on the three countries’ specific problems, strategies and response actions for reaching an effective agenda on renewable energy sector.

Along with the presentation of the results achieved and lessons learned, the objective of the conference is to provide opportunity to the main stakeholders involved in the development of energy efficiency and Renewable Energy projects, project developers, investors, banks, specialized funds, etc. to present their activities and also discuss number of project proposals and possible ways of their financing and implementation.

Deadline for submission of Theses is October 15. Only resumes of the selected theses will be published in the conference report. The theses not complying with the above requirements will be disqualified.

Authors of the best theses will receive compensation for accommodation and transportation fees. Organizers will be able to pay such compensation only to one of the authors; co-authors (if any) shall undergo official registration procedure for participation in the Conference.

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