Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development

Environmental Protection and Sustainable Develoment

The Eventful Turn: Baku and Mega-Event Led Urban Changes

In a post-industrial era where cities across the globe have taken an entrepreneurial approach to urban territorial management, mega-events have become a prominent part of urban policies (Harvey, 1989). The Olympics and the Formula 1 World Championship are examples of internationally-significant mega-events, typically with an abundance of visitors and global media audiences of billions.

By David Gogishvili

Projects

European Energy Community and Reforms in Energy Sector of Georgia (2017)

(ongoing project) World Experience for Georgia's project implemented in cooperation with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in 2017 aims to facilitate energy reforms in Georgia through public and civil society awareness raising that hopefully will increase policy impact of civil society in policymaking process.

Sustainable Energy Academy (2016)

(ongoing project) The Acopian Center for the Environment (AUA) in cooperation with hbs organizes the Sustainable Energy Academy to create a community of students and young professionals in Armenia who will be equipped to promote and implement sustainable energy solutions at building, district/community, and national levels.

Green Ideas for Georgia’s Progressive Development (2016)

(closed project) The Centre for Cultural Relations – Caucasian House in cooperation with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, in 2016, implemented a project Green Ideas for Georgia’s Progressive Development. The project, through critical assessment and utilization of European experience, aimed to contribute to rethinking the principles of sustainable development and strengthening Green socio-political agenda in Georgia.

Energy Transition Study Trip to Germany for Georgian and Armenian Stakeholders

On October 12-16, 2015 11 professionals from the Armenia and Georgia participated in the Energy Transition study-trip organized by HBS. The participants were able to meet and engage into active discussions with the representatives of German government, German parliament, business sector, NGOs and think thank organizations and understand how the energy-related decisions are made and at what extant each of those sectors affect on the final decisions.

Strengthening the Workers in Industrial Zones and the Young Civil Society Activists for the Protection of the Environment and the Labor Rights (2015)

(closed project) The project implemented by Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) in collaboration with the Green Alternative with the financial support of Heinrich Böll Foundation aimed to support environmental and social justice principles by strengthening the employees in the industrial zones, and the young civil society activists. As well as by increasing awareness towards the existing problem in the society.

Articles

Conference "South Caucasus Energy Pathways: Opportunities for Development and Political Choices"

On June 12, 2015, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF SC) organized the regional energy conference bringing together the representatives of academia, politicians, civil society, governmental organizations and international organizations, from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to discuss the prospects of the sustainable energy systems in the South Caucasus Countries. 

Memorandum: Resource Politics for a Fair Future

How could a just and democratic resource politics look like that respects both planetary boundaries and human rights? The Memorandum “Resource Politics for a Fair Future” is the outcome of a two-year international dialogue process of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Public Debates on Sustainable Development

June 13: Lessons Learned

On June 16, 2016, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation hosted public debate "June13: Lessons Learned".

Green Activism for the Environment

That topics about the environmental are not very popular in Georgian society became clear during the discussion on the topic “Green activism for the environment”, held by the Boell Foundation.

All public debates on "Sustainable Development"

What is the German Energiewende?

Enviromental Protection and Sustainable Development

Ecology and sustainable development are among the important issues South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation concentrates on. Together with our partners we monitor and analyze recent developments in the field of energy, environmental protection and climate change.

Publication

Post Oil City: The History of the City's Future

The edited version of the catalogue prepared for the exhibition Post Oil City organized by IFA and Arch+ (initially in 2010), reflects the architectural and urban projects developed and implemented in Asia, Africa and America and responds many other issues.

Meat Atlas 2014

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