From Tajikistan with love: The “handywomen” diaries
Mar 5, 2015
Knowing the fact around one million men work abroad, and that Tajikistan have incredible 300+ sunny days a year, we came up with an idea to start a pilot projet to educate women who remain behind how to make DIY solar heating systems.
The acceptance and promotion of diversity crucial for reconciliation
Feb 26, 2015
The regional project 'Mapping initiatives for reconciliation in the Western Balkans' that originated in the past two decades has gathered a number of representatives from the public and civil sector in Zagreb who have been dealing with this issue as a part of their work.
How can EU and third countries benefit from cooperation on renewable energy?
Feb 24, 2015
High-level policy discussion event “How can EU and third countries benefit from cooperation on renewable energy?” is being organised on March 3rd in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe project “Bringing Europe and Third Countries Closer together through Renewable Energies”.
Green electricity in the City of Koprivnica
Jan 29, 2015
Electric energy for all public buildings is purchased through the public procurement. In Koprivnica they did everything they can to preserve the environment and at the same time be more energy efficient – as from this year, electricity for the city hall, several other public buildings and public lighting comes from renewable energy sources.
Solar energy for a brighter future of Croatian rural areas
Jan 29, 2015
Thanks to the UNDP's project for the electrification of households in rural areas of Croatia, an access to electricity will be provided for the priority households through the independent systems that use renewable energy sources without connecting to the network.
Is renewable energy cooperation option for the EU and the Western Balkans?
Jan 2, 2015
A range of energy and environmental experts from UNDP Europe and CIS gathered together with the representatives of the European Commission in Brussels on 10 -11 December to jointly explore the possibilities of cooperation in the sustainable energy field in the Western Balkans countries
87 project ideas were presented for the less developed Croatian regions, which are eligible for financing from EU funds
Dec 15, 2014
The Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia presented the main results of the project “Preparing grounds for the use of EU funds: creating a project database for the less developed areas of the Republic of Croatia.”, today in Zagreb. The project started in August 2013 and lasted 18 months.
The importance of mountains for our sustainable future
Dec 11, 2014
Mountains have an extremely important role in influencing global and regional climates and weather conditions. They cover around one-quarter of the earth's land surface and are home to 720 million people around the world. Indirectly, billions more living downstream also benefit from mountains.
The citizens have decided: We want a green and healthy city
Dec 7, 2014
Better public transportation and cycling infrastructure, more jobs, and recycling are the things that are the most important for the citizens of Zagreb. Those are the key results of a survey that involved nearly 350 participants, and was conducted as part of the development of low-carbon vision for the City of Zagreb by 2050.
UNDP Support for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe and Central Asia
Dec 4, 2014
Although many achievements have improved social inclusion of persons with disabilities and enhanced their human rights, this group still faces a number of challenges in the region of Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (ECIS).