Expert conference

Energy security in times of climate change

International Conference

International Conference in cooperation with the Renewable Energy Association of Kosovo.


09:30 – 10:00Registration of Participants

10:00 – 10:30Official opening of the conference

Anja Czymmeck, Official representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Hamdi Malushaj, President of the Kosovo Renewable Energy Association

Dr. Ernst Reichel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Kosovo

Welcoming addresses:

Dardan Gashi, Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Kosovo (confirmed)

Ramadan Hasani, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Kosovo (confirmed)

Adbilaqim Ademi, Minister of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of Macedonia (confirmed)

Fatmir Mediu, Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Albania (confirmed)

10:30 – 10:45Coffee break (Press Conference)

10:45 – 12:15Session 1

Climate change policies in the region – challenges and perspectives

Moderation: Shqipe Gjocaj

Security of supply in times of climate change – perspectives and challenges for Germany and for Europe

Dr. Michael Bass, Head of Division for Cooperation with Countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Newly Independent States, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany (confirmed)

Kosovo’s current position towards Climate Change

Sabit Gashi, Head of the Energy Department in the Ministry of Economic Development Kosovo (confirmed)

Taking position on Climate Change and ratification of UNFCCC and Kyoto

Teodora O. Grncarovska, State Counselor at the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of Macedonia (confirmed)

On setting of the energy related GHG emission reduction targets

Prof. Dr. Natasa Markovska, President of the National Committee for Climate Change, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (confirmed)

Institutional setup and challenges in dealing with Climate Change issues

Pellumb Abeshi, General Director of Environmental Policies, Ministry of Environment of Albania (confirmed)

Ratification of International Environmental Treaties by Kosovo Assembly

Salih Morina, Member of the Committee for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Spatial Planning (confirmed)

Open discussion

12:15 – 13:15Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:45Session 2

Power supply options and the possibility for using the renewable energy sources - current strategies and experiences from the region

Moderation: Pellumb Gjinolli

Renewable Energy possibilities for Kosovo

Pellumb Gjinolli, Deputy President of Kosovo Renewable Energy Association (confirmed)

Power Supply Option for Kosovo

Lorik Haxhiu, Former President of Kosovo Renewable Energy Association (confirmed)

Kosovo’s National Energy Strategy and current Renewable Energy Policies

NN, Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Kosovo (tbc)

Legal framework and incentives for Renewable Energy projects

NN, Energy Regulatory Office, Kosovo (tbc)

Options to energy development with the environment in the centre - Kosovo Scenario

Luan Shlaku, Head of Open Society Foundation in Kosovo (confirmed)


Prof. Naim Hoxha, RIINVEST - Institute for Development and Research, Republic of Kosovo (confirmed)

Open discussion

14:45 – 16:15Session 3

European energy and climate policy – the obligations and the benefits from the UNFCCC and Kyoto protocol

Moderation: Metodi Hadzi-Janev

Generating Prosperity and Jobs in the Low-Carbon Economy – the German example

Dr. Frank Meissner, Global Climate Forum, Germany


Creating enabling environment for development of Renewable Energy sources and improvement of Energy Efficiency

Radica Nusdorfer, Liaison office of the European Commission to Kosovo (confirmed)

Kosovo’s Road Map towards UNFCCC and Protocol. Costs and Benefits

NN, UNDP (tbc)

Building Regional Stability through Environmental Security in the Western Balkans: UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol in the context

Prof. Metodi Hadzi-Janev, Military academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” - Skopje, Macedonia (confirmed)

Open discussion

16:15 – 16:30Short coffee break

(for summering the results of the workshop and preparing the final conclusions)

16:30 – 17:00Conclusions and Closing remarks

Presenting the final conclusions of the sessions

Pellumb Gjinolli, Vice-President of the Kosovo Renewable Energy Association

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