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  • Workshop on Urban Planning and Land Management: Modernizing Legal and Regulatory Framework in SEE 19.06.2012

    Tirana small As part of the cooperation with the World Bank-Austria Urban Partnership Program, NALAS and its Urban Planning Task Force took part in the workshop on Urban Planning and Land Management: Modernizing Legal and Regulatory Framework in SEE, organized in Tirana, Albania, from 19-20 June 2012. The workshop focused on the Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Urban Planning in SEE and the Urban Planning Reforms, and the role of local authorities. Participants debated on what and how should be done for giving city-level planners more responsibility but also making them more responsive to the reality. Other topics included: Costs of Implementation-The Costs of Inaction; Costs of Implementation-Linking Spatial Planning with Financial Planning; World Bank Institute Urban E-learning Curriculum; and Urban Planning and Land Management Self-Assessment: purpose, scope, template/questionnaire.

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  • Project Working Group on Urban Planning 12.06.2012

    CIMG2589 NALAS organized two very important meeting in Skopje between 12 and 15 of June 2007. One discussed fiscal decentralization issues and opportunities in the region and the second one covered challenges in urban planning. This meeting gathered urban planning experts, NALAS members and a representative from GTZ and resulted with possible projects that could contribute towards solving urban planning issues in the region. The Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia will be the host of this working group and the Task Force that may emerge from this group.

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  • A Week of Exchange on Sustainable Tourism for NALAS Experts 11.06.2012

    Natasa The members of the NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism spent the week of 11-15 June 2012 in Brussels planning their work in the next 18 months and learning about the EU policies on tourism and the involvement of the local authorities. The planning meeting of the Task Force (11-12 June) set future actions aiming at: a) Improving the strategic planning for sustainable tourism at the local level in SEE; b) Development of NALAS Charter on Sustainable Tourism at the Local Level; and c) Identification of available funding for sustainable tourism at local level.

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  • Manual for Efficient Sanitary Landfill Management in SEE 29.05.2012

    knc926 The Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South Eastern Europe (NALAS), supported by the Open Regional Fund for South East Europe (ORF), has initiated a project with a focus on landfill management. At present, many of the landfills in the project region are not operated satisfactorily and cause negative impact on human health and environment. Thus, the project analyzed the current status of waste disposal in the region, and based on the findings developed recommendations for future improvements.

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  • In-depth Review of Energy Efficiency Policies and Programmes of Croatia (2005) 09.05.2012

    Croatia is adapting its energy legislation to relevant EU Directives, also in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. While specific legislation and regulation in these areas have been initiated, many of the proposals still await adoption and implementation. Based on the findings of the review team, this report provides a series of recommendations to the government of Croatia, which - in addition to general recommendations - relate to areas like: energy efficiency policies, strategies and programs; the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks of energy efficiency; energy market and prices; energy efficiency funding and fiscal policies; specific programs and instruments; co-generation, district heating and renewables; data collection and monitoring; information and awareness, and energy efficiency and environmental policies.

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  • Building Regulations: Energy efficiency requirements for new dwellings 01.05.2012

    In the recent Energy White Paper the UK Government signaled its intention to significantly reduce energy use in buildings as an important element in its climate change strategy, and its approach to securing energy supplies in the future. The minimum energy efficiency requirements in the Building Regulations are one of the mechanisms through which these reductions are to be achieved. This is a forward look at

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  • Pristina Declaration on Renewing Commitment to Fiscal Decentralization in South East Europe 01.03.2012

    pristina The Seventh NALAS General Assembly Meeting took place in Prishtina, on 29th and 30th March 2012. Over 100 participants from SouthEast Europe and beyond - mayors, municipal officials, experts and guest - participated at the events and contributed in the joint call for renewing commitment to fiscal decentralization. The economic turbulence of the last five years has impacted the economies of South East Europe. In general, the period has not been a good one for local governments in the region and it has led to local governments and their leaders to call their central governments for renewing the commitment to fiscal decentralization.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Prishtina, 15-16 February 2008 16.02.2012

    cimg4653 The Task Force on Energy Efficiency is the newest NALAS expert group. Its first meeting was held in Prishtina between 15 and 16 February 2008. The Association of Kosovo Municipalities is the host of this task force. Being a rapidly increasing issue in the region, this group will try to mitigate the energy problems by proposing changes in the legislation, collecting best practices, encouraging better use of the available energy and ;employing renewable sources of energy.

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  • First Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Prishtina, 15-16 February 2008 16.02.2012

    NALAS participants: NALAS Energy Efficiency experts. NALAS gathered experts on energy efficiency in Prishtina on 15, 16 February 2008 to meet and discuss the rapidly increasing energy challenges in South East Europe. This group forms the new NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency and its host is the Association of Kosovo Municipalities. The group will try to mitigate the problem by proposing changes in the legislation, collecting best practices, encouraging better use of the available energy and deploying renewable sources of energy

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  • Climate Change and Energy package 23.01.2012

    On 23rd January 2008, the European Commission presented the Climate Change and Energy package. It is based on the decisions taken by the Heads of States during the European Council of March 2007. By 2020, the European Union should reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%, increase its energy efficiency by 20%, achieve 20% of renewables in overall EU energy consumption including 10% of total vehicle fuel consumption covered by bio-fuels.

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