The Skopje Green City Action Plan – developing a city for citizens or for decision makers?
July 29, 2019
The preparation of the Skopje Green City needs to be transparent and to include citizens and civil society in a meaningful way from the early stages of planning.
Ahead of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank meeting in Luxembourg, over 89 000 petition bank to drop Nenskra dam project in Georgia
July 12, 2019
Luxembourg, Prague, Tbilisi – Representatives from the “Stop Nenskra” campaign  showed up in Luxembourg at the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) annual meeting on July 12th and delivered a petition to the international development banks calling them on not to finance the Nenskra hydropower plant project  in Svaneti, Georgia.
Pollution caused 136 Premature Deaths in adults in Tuzla in 2018 – Sarajevo Times
June 27, 2019
CEE Bankwatch Network and the Center for Ecology and Energy have therefore undertaken independent monitoring in Tuzla of coarse dust particles known as PM10. “Together with the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), we have also calculated the health
Report warns of major air pollution in Bosnian city of Tuzla
June 25, 2019
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Environmental groups called on Tuesday for urgent measures to combat air pollution in the central Bosnian city of Tuzla, saying dust concentration far exceeds legal limits and causes premature deaths. Source: Report
Чернобыль и Киев глазами туриста – о хорошем, плохом и неприглядном – новости 2000.ua
June 24, 2019
Чернобыль и Киев глазами туриста – о хорошем, плохом и неприглядном Source: Чернобыль и Киев глазами туриста – о хорошем, плохом и неприглядном – новости 2000.ua
In Georgia, leaked contract shows Nenskra hydropower project to cost country USD 60 million a year
June 10, 2019
For immediate release. Prague, Tbilisi – A leaked contract between the Georgian government and the company behind the Nenskra hydropower project includes terms that indicate the project will incur massive losses for the state, according to a report broadcast on 8 June by the national television station Rustavi 2 .
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant cancelled
May 30, 2019
The Banja Luka District Court has cancelled the environmental permit for the planned 93 MW Buk Bijela hydropower plant on the river Drina in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Aarhus Resource Center in Sarajevo has announced today, following the court’s positive 13 May ruling on the Center’s complaint.
EU enlargement reports show increased concerns on Chinese financing and hydropower sustainability
May 30, 2019
This year’s EU Enlargement Package reiterates a slew of unresolved problems from previous years in the Western Balkans, but gives increased prominence to China’s role in the region and the and the need to reign in uncontrolled hydropower development.
EBRD to Stop Financing HPPs in Protected Areas – Exit – Explaining Albania
May 28, 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that starting from January 1, 2020 it will not finance hydropower plants (HPP) projects in areas with high biodiversity. EBRD’s new environmental and social policy sets stricter
Nenskra hydropower project: May 2019 update
May 14, 2019
Given the complexity of the Nenskra project and its immense impact on indigenous Svan communities and the country’s fiscal stability, the EBRD should take responsibility and not provide financial support until the project is properly assessed. Read mor