National Energy Globe Award 2018

The National Environmental Center is the winner of the Energy Globe Award for the activities of the "Youth Information on Climate Change" project, funded by the EcoContact Association through the Program "Climate Change Forum for the Eastern Partnership (CFE II)”, run under the financial support of the European Union, the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and the Red Cross in Austria, and co-funded by the US private foundation Ecocatalyst Foundation.

The project activities aimed to increase the level of information and awareness of the young generation regarding the effects of climate change on the water resources in the Republic of Moldova and the adaptation measures. The project had the following actions:

• Ecological expedition (approximately 9 days) in the Raut sub-basin;

• Development and collection of a set of educational materials on climate change and knowledge dissemination across schools across the country;

• Developing a number of eco-lessons on climate change;

• Interactive sessions on "Climate change".

In 2018, over 2000 participants from 180 countries applied for the Energy Globe Award. High Level Experts from the Energy Globe Assessment Committee have evaluated and selected national winners.

The ENERGY GLOBE Award was founded in 1999 by the Austrian Wolfgang Neumann Energy Pioneer and is one of the most prestigious environmental awards today.

The aim of the prize is to present sustainable success projects for a broad audience, because many of our environmental issues already have good and feasible solutions. Projects that conserve and protect our resources or use renewable energy can participate.

From around the world, around 800 projects and initiatives are submitted annually to compete for awarding the prize, which is presented as the National (country) ENERGY GLOBE Awards.