International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – Macedonian Section (SDEWES-Skopje)
Main contacts: Natasa Markovska (firstname.lastname@example.org), Vasil Bozikaliev (email@example.com)
The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – Macedonian Section (SDEWES-Skopje) gathers professionals and scientists from broad range of disciplines of sustainable development of energy, water and environment systems in order to provide scientific support for wise policy-making in the following challenging topics: sustainable development (planning, cross-cutting, metrics and indices, potentials, models, costs and benefits); green economy and better governance; climate change (GHG emissions inventories and projections, mitigation, reduction/limitation targets); Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS); and energy (planning, policies, targets). These topics are addressed through carefully planned and well-balanced portfolio of activities, including: modelling work and integrated assessments in order to provide solid base for well – informed and needs-reflective policy-making; capacity building/ trainings and organization of conferences and targeted workshops in order to afford skillful analysts and modellers and knowledgeable politicians; and support to stakeholders’ engagement and social marketing in order to facilitate participatory approach in decision-making and behavioural changes of the population. In addition, acknowledging that regional coordination is the key for providing feasible solutions of the common challenges and problems and gaining synergy effects, the activities of SDEWES-Skopje could be extended at regional level including the other EU candidate and potential candidate countries, as well as EU neighbourhood countries.