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LOCSEE presentation at SEE SDEWES
June 29, 2014

The first South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SEE SDEWES) took place in the Macedonian city of Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage site, between June 29 and July 3, 2014. The event was jointly organised by the International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems; the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MASA-RCESD); the University of Zagreb, Croatia; Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal; and the World Academy of Art and Science. Institutions from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Croatia, France, Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Colombia and Austria also contributed to the success of the event, which took place with the support of UNESCO.

On the first day, one of the sessions was dedicated to low-carbon development strategies (LCDSs). Discussions focused on useful climate policy instruments, possible GHG emissions reduction targets in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, actions undertaken by EU candidate countries, mitigation potential in various sectors, the involvement of potential stakeholders, and joint activities related to climate change mitigation. Representatives from LOCSEE partner the National Observatory of Athens delivered a presentation on lessons learnt from the sectoral analysis of GHG mitigation potential in South Eastern Europe, undertaken in the framework of the LOCSEE project. On the second day, participants discussed the S2Biom project, the aim of which is the sustainable supply and delivery of non-food biomass to support a resource-efficient bio-economy. The third day focused on integrated sustainability assessments in the energy sector in the context of the United Nations Environment Programme's Green Economy Initiative. The conference ended with a site visit to the Bitola Mining Power Complex, the Institute and Museum of Bitola, the archaeological site Heraclea Lyncestis and the town of Bitola.

Further information about the first SEE SDEWES conference can be found on the conference website.

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