Jul 5–6, 2018
Hotel Intercontinental (address: 2A Velyka Zhytomyrska Street, Kiev, 01001, Ukraine).
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and its Ukrainian partners joined forces in an effort to enable positive change in communities, improve the environmental governance, local practices, and energy situation, reduce the energy dependence, and contribute to low carbon economy. For the past three years, the REC has been bringing together policy makers, city managers, civil society organisations, energy modellers and planners, academia and educators, from all over Ukraine. Working together, they helped communities make progress towards better governance with timely involvement of stakeholders, higher resource efficiency, data-based planning, and proactive civil engagement. REC had a privilege to assist its partners in Ukraine in this process that involved high engagement of dedicated people in the process that involved a lot of measuring, calculating, analysing, surveying, discussing, planning, discussing again and, in the end, putting their ideas into practice.
In order to present the results of these efforts and discuss the prospects for further sustainable development of communities in Ukraine, REC organises the Final Conference “Communities Moving Forward”, in the framework of the project “Local Initiatives for a Sustainable Ukraine – LINK”, supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment. Conference provides the opportunity to exchange the experiences with local energy planning, involvement of civil society, implementation of investment project, attracting public and private investments, environmental civil initiatives, educational campaigns, change of behavioural patterns and introduction of Citizen Pack. Representatives of LINK partner municipalities (Ivano-Frankivsk, Cherkasy, Lubny, Poltava and Berdychiv, Fastiv and Nizhyn), civil society organisations, academia and expert community from all over Ukraine, will share their views of the process and results under LINK program, as well as discuss the future development options and directions.
Official languages will be Ukrainian and English, simultaneous interpretation during the workshop will be arranged.