Joint integrated policy for low-carbon economy in cross-border region

Project code:CB006.1.11.165
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1 Environmental protection and sustainable use of the common natural resources of the CBC area
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:105667.84 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.01.2018
Project intervention field:085 Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure
Project summary:

Project goal is to contribute on environmental protection and sustainable use of the common natural resources of the CBC area, trough practical implementation of the measures and actions leading towards reduction of carbon emissions and promotion of energy efficiency, renewable energy use and green technologies.
Key project action is elaboration of Joint cross-border low-carbon economy policy paper and establishing Joint cross border network for monitoring of implementation, with active participation of representatives of municipalities, business entities, public institutions and relevant NGOs in 9 border municipalities. As a start-up information concerning carbon emission in the region Analysis of the situation will be done, as well as  Air quality monitoring of pollutants PM10 (particulate matters), nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide. Additionally a system for coordination, information and experience exchange between the project municipalities will be jointly developed and joint workshops and study tours will be held on in both project regions. Informative public campaign on Climate change and the importance of lowering the Carbon footprint will be realized in order to raise awareness about this issue and enhance public discussions.
Impact of the project is toward joint protection and monitoring of natural resources, as well as creating prerequisite for sustainable development in this cross-border area. Joint analysis of carbon emissions in the region will show the real state of the CO2 emission, also giving ideas about its possibilities and the need for reduction. Join policy for low-carbon economy will contribute towards sustainable cross-border development. The project implementation will contribute as well to establishing of direct contacts between the local actors in both border regions, for experience exchange, practices and partnership ideas. 

 

Project website:

www.lowcarbeconomy.eu

Partners

Leading partner
Association Center for medical herbs and berries Ambrozija
East region
PP2
Cluster Renewable Energy Sources
Blagoevgrad