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Romania

Official name
Romania
Population
22,303,552 (2006 estimate)
Area
237,500 sq km
Capital
Bucharest 1,926,334 (2002)
Population growth rate
-0.12 percent (2006 estimate)
GDP per capita (U.S.$)
$3,370 (2004)
GDP by economic sector
Agriculture, forestry, fishing 14.4 percent (2004)
Industry 36.8 percent (2004)
Services 48.8 percent (2004)
Natural resources
Petroleum (reserves declining), timber, natural gas, coal, iron ore, salt, arable land, hydropower

Climate friendly solutions for Romania.

Romanian small communities, schools and NGOs, promote climate friendly solutions.

Partner:

Prietenii Pamantului
+40 236 462564
earthfriends@clicknet.ro

Norges Naturvernforbund is cooporating with the organisations “Prietenii Pamantului” and “Reteaua de Actiune pentru Clima” for cooperation in the project “Romanian small communities, schools and NGOs, promote climate friendly solutions”. The main goals for the project is making popular the topics on Climate Change (CC) and sustainable energy use for the public authorities, mainly in rural areas, schools and general public, presenting the project, aims, objectives, partners and funders.

Prietenii Pamantului has 15 years experience to involve different stake holders in development of planning and action for sustainable development (Local Agenda 21), to work with schools and implement small scale practical energy solutions. It is the first Romanian NGO involved in developing the DIY system of work in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in houses. RAC RO is a very young Romanian NGO network with 10 members all over Romania, designed to support its member organizations work in education for mitigating climate change.

Background:
In Romania, the public was kept at distance from energy issues by the governmental authorities claiming that the energy are too technical for common people, and the decisions in this field are connected with national security so they are almost secret. The last global political events on climate changes issues, highlighted now that it is the time to operate major changes in mentalities and behaviours of both public and government and that governments alone are not able any more to face the existing challenges of climate change and geo-political stability.