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BDF moderated conference on sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region – AQUAFIMA and Aquabest joint final event

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Lovisa Selander, Head of Water and Environmental Affairs, was the moderator of the joint final conference of the projects AQUAFIMA and Aquabest, held in Mariehamn, Åland Islands on the 5 and 6 February 2014. Under the heading “Sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region – boosting regional development while limiting environmental effects”, the 120 participants from research institutions, policy making,…

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BDF to host Welcoming Reception for new Chairman Lene Espersen on March 3rd

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On 3 March Baltic Development Forum is celebrating the appointment of our new Chairman Lene Espersen, Fmr. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice of Denmark. We cordially invite our strategic partners, sponsors, cooperation partners and friends to join us in welcoming our new Chairman at a reception on Monday 3 March 17.00 – 18.30 at the Baltic Development…

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Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia

in BDF Events, News, Projects

Within the Rensol Project, Baltic Development Forum in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Kaliningrad and the City Council of Deputies of Kaliningrad are organizing a seminar on 11-12 March, in Kaliningrad, with the theme: Finances- Authorities – Business. Availability and applicability of Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia. Baltic…

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Lene Espersen new Chairman of Baltic Development Forum

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Acting Chairman Helle Bechgaard is very pleased to announce that Lene Espersen will become the new Chairman of Baltic Development Forum on 3 March 2014. Lene Espersen is Fmr. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice of Denmark, and MP of the Conservative Party. “I am very pleased that Lene Espersen has accepted to join BDF. Lene Espersen has…

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Attraction of US investments to the Baltic Sea Region

in BDF Events, News, Projects

Investment Promotion Agencies met in Warsaw on February 4th For the fifth time, Baltic Development Forum had invited all Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) of the Baltic Sea Region to boost attractiveness of the Baltic Sea Region through joint actions.  Together with the meeting’s kind host- Invest Poland, BDF had invited not only investment promotion professionals but also experts within the topic…

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Energy Efficiency – International Seminar in Kaliningrad | RENSOL

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District Heating in Municipalities | RENSOL Energy management is still a new notion for the Russian government and development of district heating in municipalities is crucial to raise awareness of energy efficiency and possibilities of adapting best available solutions from the neighboring Baltic Sea Region countries in the Kaliningrad region. On January 22, 66 participants gathered in Kaliningrad to discuss Development…

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Workshop to Prepare an Urban Forum for Smart Cities in the Baltic Sea Region

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The SEED Money Facility-funded project “Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities (BUF)” held its concept development workshop on 19-20 January 2014 in Tartu, Estonia. The event gathered around 40 participants representing regional cooperation organizations, municipalities, businesses and research institutions from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Denmark and Sweden – all united in their interest of pan-Baltic cooperation and determination to develop…

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BDF co-chaired launch of the Green Technology and Alternative Fuels Platform for Shipping

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On 16 January, the Green Technology and Alternative Fuels Platform for Shipping was launched at an event on board the LNG fuelled passenger ship Viking Grace. BDF was one of the co-organisers of the event. The new platform seeks to bring together policy makers, administrations, business community, financial experts; as well as research and development representatives to work on a…

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Report now available: Guide to Financing Energy Efficiency in Russia – RENSOL Experience

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Russia is the world’s fourth largest energy consuming country with energy intensity several times higher than of the developed world. This provides a huge potential for Energy Efficiency (EE) savings. Tapping into this potential requires a substantial scaling of EE projects financing. According to various estimates around 230 billion EUR are needed to reach 40% reduction of energy intensity in…

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International Seminar in Kaliningrad 22 January on Development of District Heating in Municipalities | RENSOL

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Within the Rensol Project, Baltic Development Forum is organizing an International Seminar – Development of District Heating in Municipalities 22-23 January in Kaliningrad. The purpose of this seminar is not only to discuss district heating, but also to ensure further multiplication of Rensol’s results. The seminar is organized together with the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Kaliningrad, and…