Launching Kosovo’s Second Annual Green Festival

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Charge d'Afffaires Hyland visited the Green Festival on the second day
US Embassy Pristina

Kosovo's 2nd Annual Green Festival got underway on September 19th with an opening ceremony in downtown Pristina. Ambassador Delawie delivered a video message at the launch event, highlighting the opportunities in Kosovo's growing, green economy and praising Kosovo's investments in renewable and energy-efficient technologies.  The three-day festival was organized by the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with SIDA with the goals of: promoting green businesses and job creation; stimulating needed legal and regulatory improvements for the green business environment; and expanding public awareness of the benefits of adopting green technologies.  The event also featured a “Green Pavilion” where 23 energy sector businesses displayed their products and a daily “Green Forum” covering the three energy sector business clusters – renewables, energy efficiency, and recycling.  

Over time, the festival is intended to evolve into an annual event that will grow into a larger regional show.