Towards a Green Deal in the Western Balkans

The project aimed at supporting the power sector transition towards renewables in the Western Balkans. The project supported Western Balkan public authorities in driving the transition in the power sector to deep deployment of renewables and full decarbonisation.

This project consisted of two parts. One part, supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, developed robust scenarios for a fully decarbonised power system in the Western Balkans that is feasible in terms of costs and ensures reliable electricity supply. The second part, supported by the European Climate Foundation aimed to support a broader fact-based dialogue on the energy planning and policy environment of the energy transition in the Western Balkans with respect to achieving carbon neutrality in the power sector and create a space for making inclusive alliances comprised of local, national, and regional authorities. The work adds to the EU’s “Green Agenda for the Western Balkans“ by informing the debate on two key aspects of the process:

  • i) financing the coal-to-clean transition and
  • ii) the technical feasibility of an accelerated coal phase-out while being mindful of the risk of stranded assets from countries building additional gas infrastructure that risks another fossil-fuel lock-in.


The Agora Energiewende (Germany) was the Leading Implementer of the Project and, in addition to RESET, INDEP (Kosovo), ASOR (Serbia), Enervis (Germany), and the Institute for Energy Economy and Financial Analysis – IIEFA (U.S.) contributed as Project Partners. The Project was implemented with financial support of the European Climate Foundation, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology

Project type
  • Other
Country of the coordinating institution
Towards a Green Deal in the Western Balkans
Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
April 2021 - June 2022

Entry created by Admin on October 18, 2022
Modified on October 18, 2022