The six Contracting Parties from South East Europe agreed on the Sustainability Charter at the Western Balkan 6 Summit in Paris yesterday. Underlining the need to improve the health situation and prosperity in the region, the WB6 countries agreed to upgrade their effort to tap into their energy savings and renewable energy generation potential.

Each WB6 country committed to implementing specific measures by a set deadline to improve energy efficiency governance and implement smart support measures to improve sustainability of their energy systems. They also agreed to work towards the implementation of robust domestic greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting systems in line with EU legislation.

At the same meeting, the European Union pledged to allocate 50 million Euros from its Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) for incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy investments and policy reforms in the WB6 countries.