The Ulog hydropower plant on the river Neretva, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Briefing | 18 December 2023
The Ulog plant, with a 53-metre high dam, is currently being built on the upper Neretva in the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the middle of a nominated candidate Emerald site – an area which should be protected under the Bern Convention. Seven other plants are also planned upstream of Ulog, but are at a far less advanced stage of preparation.
The Bern Convention Standing Committee has asked Bosnia and Herzegovina to stop the works and review the project.
Although the construction of the project is very advanced, this briefing explains why it should still be permanently halted due to its impacts on the pristine upper Neretva river.