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>> Floating solar plants may appear in Azerbaijan under ADB support
>> Azerbaijan to implement new project on beekeeping
>> Youth for Development: a motivational experience helps Azerbaijani students draw solutions to global development challenges
>> EU Delegation initiates beach clean-up campaign in Azerbaijan



30.9.2018 Floating solar plants may appear

Floating solar plants may appear in Azerbaijan under ADB support

 

Source: trend.az, 2018-09-01

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated $3 million of technical assistance for the development of solar energy in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.

The Floating Solar Energy Development project was approved by ADB Board of Directors on August 17, 2018. It involves technical assistance for the creation of floating solar plants in the three countries. ADB experts are sure that this will contribute to the diversification of energy sources, increase energy security and reduce harmful emissions.

"The availability, suitability, and cost of land for solar energy are additional constraints to its development," the ADB said in a message. "Land with competing uses, such as agriculture and housing, is expensive, and hilly terrains are costly to develop and prepare for land-based solar projects. However, the countries have large lakes and reservoirs with perennially sunlit surfaces. The installation of floating solar plants on these water bodies optimizes the use of water and solar resources, diversifies the energy mix, enhances energy security, and avoids emissions."

Read more at:
https://en.trend.az/business/energy/2946338.html


30.9.2018 Azerbaijan to implement new proj

Azerbaijan to implement new project on beekeeping

 

Source: trend.az, 2018-09-03

Implementation of the project for the restoration and development of beekeeping in Azerbaijans Jojug Marjanli village is proceeding quite successfully, Badraddin Hasratov, chairman of Azerbaijan Beekeepers Association, told Trend.

He said that the conditions in this region are very favorable for the development of beekeeping, so the project can be expanded in the future.

"The project, which is being implemented jointly with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), is proceeding quite successfully," Hasratov said. "Fifteen beekeepers were selected, and each was issued ten bee families. Before that, we conducted a one-week training for all beekeepers, and we keep in touch with them by phone. In autumn we plan to conduct monitoring before wintering of bees. We hope that as a result of this projects implementation, the selected beekeepers will be able to provide themselves with stable income. This zone is very favorable for beekeeping, so in the future we want to issue bees to 15 more families."

Read more at:
https://en.trend.az/business/economy/2946740.html


30.9.2018 Youth for Development

Youth for Development: a motivational experience helps Azerbaijani students draw solutions to global development challenges

 

Source: az.undp.org, 2018-09-04

With only several days to go until the third anniversary of the historic new Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the first Youth Summer School on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was launched in Azerbaijan. Taking place from 4-6 September 2018, the event has brought together over 50 young enthusiasts, passionate about world affairs and eager to make the world a better place to live. Hosted at the Binagadi Youth House in Baku, the Summer School is the first highlight of a new project that UNDP and the Ministry of Youth and Sport have jointly initiated. The two-year project is to help create new platforms to support an active youth engagement in global policy debates and in drawing innovative solutions to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Speaking at the opening of the Youth Summer School today, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Alessandro Fracassetti emphasised: It is no secret that the success of this new Global Agenda will very much depend on strong partnerships between young people and all stakeholders so that the challenges faced by youth are addressed, their contributions recognised and their voices heard at all levels of decision-making. Young people are catalysers of progress. Their knowledge, reach and innovative solutions are essential if sustainable development is to be realised.

Read more at:
http://www.az.undp.org/content/azerbaijan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/UNDP-Azerbaijan-Youth-Summer-School.html


30.9.2018 EU Delegation initiates beach cl

EU Delegation initiates beach clean-up campaign in Azerbaijan

 

Source: euneighbourhood.eu, 2018-09-18

On 15 September, on the International Coastal Cleanup Day, the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan initiated a coastal clean-up campaign in Azerbaijan.

With the support of the countrys Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, EkoSfera Social and the Ecological Centre, the EU Delegation mobilised staff of EU Member State embassies and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development for a beach clean-up campaign.

Beach pollution concerns each of us and is a problem we all contribute to and its only fair we all solve it together, said Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan.

Thats why we came together today to raise awareness about the effects of marine litter and call everyone to join us to protect our globe from pollution by not only cleaning up but [also] prevention of waste.

Over 200 representatives of the diplomatic community and their family members joined the campaign by cleaning up one of the beaches in the Novkhani settlement of Baku. Students of the French-Azerbaijan University and participants of the Young European Neighbours network run by the OPEN Neighbourhood programme also took part.

     

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