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Successful conference on Energy saving and Energy efficiency in Zagreb

Approximately 150 participants from the public sector, civil society organisations, business and international organization have joined the conference “Activate the Community – Through Joint Actions to Lower Energy Bills” in Zagreb on 31.01. and 01.02.2012 organised by DOOR in close cooperation...more


A new web blog about environment and nature conservation in Central and Eastern Europe

The Baltic Environmental Forum has start a new initiative to provide a forum for exchange for environmental NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe. Our new web blog "The Green Lynx" (www.thegreenlynx.net) invites interested NGOs to discuss nature conservation, environmental policy and sustaina...more


BEF supports adaptation strategies to climate change in the Baltic States

Impacts of man-made climate change will very likely affect the Baltic Sea Region in the coming years. In order to recognise the impacts and the affected regions and sectors early and to take suitable actions, a national adaptation strategy to climate change should be developed early enough. The Balt...more


New project on bird protection

A new project aimed at protecting the corncrake (crex crex) and the black-tailed godwit (limosa limosa) has started in 2011. Main measures taken are waterlogging and grassland extensification. The project is supported by the EU and is managed by the State of Lower Saxony (Germany). BEF Germany will ...more


All about energy saving: video clips online

We have uploaded 13 informative video clips about energy saving and energy efficiency in households onto our youtube channel. These video clips were produced in the frame of the project INTENSE. Just have a look - there's certainly something interesting for you, too. Click here to visit the youtube ...more


BEF will present the project "mobile2020" on the Cities for Mobility congress 2011

BEF Germany will present the new mobile2020 project on the Cities for Mobility world congress 2011 in Stuttgart. You will have the opportunity to get to know the project in the contact forum on Monday, 4th of July. You can read more about the project on our hompage heremore


In cooperation with Croatian partners, BEF Germany will support energy saving actions in Croatia in the new project ENCRO

The ENCRO project targets at Croation municipalities and civil society organisations. They shall recieve comprehensive information about how to convince citizens to save energy. A competition and pilot actions in two Croatian towns will already offer the possibility to make a change. The project is ...more


Mobile2020 has started! BEF will support cycling in CEEC in cooperation with 14 partners

The goal of mobile2020 is the support and encourage cycling in small and medium sized cities up to 350.000 inhabitants in Central and Eastern Europe. These cities have a much lower share of cyclists compared to what would be possible if cycling would be consequently promoted and infrastructure would...more


Presentations from the training on energy efficiency issues and ecologic construction online

In the frame of the projects "Using ecological construction materials in new, energy efficient buildings in the Baltic States" and INTENSE a joint seminar was held in December in the Latvian town of Sigulda. Participants from all three Baltic States took part in the seminar. The presentati...more


Public participation in waste and water issues in Bosnia-Herzegovina

BEF Germany will soon start a new project on strengthening public participation in the waste and water sector in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Together with the partners REC Bosnia-Herzegovina and BEF Latvia, BEF Germany will organize seminars for municipalities and civil society organizations in Bosnia-Herze...more


Presentations on ecologic construction materials now online

The presentations from the Baltic seminar “Application of ecological construction materials for energy efficient buildings: modelling results and practical experiences in the Baltic States” (Riga, 16.11.2010) are now available on our homepage here.more


BEF Germany continues its activities on hazardous substances management

BEF Germany has initiated a new project to continue the experience exchange among representatives of administration, industry and science on the manegemtn on hazardous substances in Russia. BEF wants to support the ongoing legislation process on managing hazardous substances. Furthermore, the projec...more


New project on energy efficiency issues in Russia

Expanding its activities on energy efficiency in the housing sector, BEF Germany, in cooperation with BEF Latvia and CTC St. Petersburg, has started a new project in the region of Saint Petersburg. The goal of the project is to transfer knowledge on energy effiency measures into the region and to ma...more


Homepage maintenance

We are using the summer break to update our homepage and to simplify the navigation during the next weeks. Please bear with us if a page is temporarily not available or if a link is broken. Just contact us if you cannot find the information you were looking for.more


Publications for Croatian and Macedonian municipalities for download

Publications that have been developed during the project "Capacity building on EU Environmental legislation for local and regional self-government in Croatia and Macedonia" are now available on the project website.Click here to move on to the project website.more


New project on energy efficiency in Belarus

BEF Germany has started a new project on energy efficiency in Belarus. The project targets at increasing awareness, knowledge and networking on energy efficiency and saving in the construction sector in Belarus. The main objective of the project is to increase capacity and create networks among cons...more


New project on waste management in Macedonia

In Macedonia, the municipal level is responsible for waste management. In the current situation, local administrations are still reluctant towards regional cooperation and there are a number of uncertainties and misunderstandings concerning the national strategy on waste management. The project want...more


Latest info on the INTENSE project

The project INTENSE (From Estonia till Croatia: Intelligent Energy Saving Measures for Municipal housing in Central and Eastern European Countries) is sucessfully moving forward. After the preparatory steps and a first very successful seminar on energy efficient settlement planning, the project will...more


New project on ecologic building materials

This Environmental Forum (BEF) Group has started a new project on ecologic building materials in the Baltic States and continues to encourage energy saving and environmentally sound construction of buildings in the Baltic States.  The overall project goal is to stimulate the application of ecol...more


Presentations from the workshop "Energy in housing: consumption patterns and awareness raising..." online

The presentations from the international workshop "Energy in housing: consumption patterns and awareness rising of inhabitants on energy saving measures in houses" (Sigulda, Latvia, 05.11.-06.11.2008) are online now. You will find them as pdf-versions available for download.more


New international project "INTENSE"

The BEF group has started the new international project INTENSE which aims at transferring intelligent energy saving measures for municipal housing from “old” EU Member States to “new” Member States, Accession and Candidate countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The project is built on a holistic ...more


Guidance for printing, metal and furniture industries online

The guidance for printing, metal and furniture industries are now online. To get to the handbook, click here. (in Englsih)more


Exchange of information and promotion of cooperation for increasing efficiency of energy resource use and facilitation for changing consumer patterns in the Baltic States

Baltic Environmental Forum has started the implementation of the project ‘‘Exchange of information and promotion of cooperation for increasing efficiency of energy resource use and facilitation for changing consumer patterns in the Baltic States’’. more


Consumers information on more health friendly choice of daily goods

Baltic Environmental Forum has started the implementation of the project ''Consumers information on more health friendly choice of daily goods''.more