October 21, 2020
65 runners from 13 countries and three continents will race in Sunday’s inaugural Lung Run, a first-of-its-kind trail marathon that will measure air pollution from coal power plants in the Balkans and beyond.
October 19, 2020
Ukraine’s air pollution problem is not receiving the attention it deserves, neither at the national nor at international levels. The authorities are dragging their feet on both monitoring air quality and emissions reductions measures, and the international community allows continuous delays and deadline extensions for Ukraine’s major polluters, which impact the air quality throughout Europe.
June 23, 2020
In 2016 alone, roughly 3900 people in the region and in neighbouring countries are estimated to have died as a result of chronic pollution from all existing coal plants. This report is an update of an analysis released by Bankwatch late last year, now including 2019 data.
June 9, 2020
New coal-fired power plants were on the table just two years ago in all Western Balkans countries with the exception of Albania. Now, however, only Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia “are clinging to coal, perpetuating air pollution and fuelling t
May 5, 2020
The Maritsa East Complex in Bulgaria, the largest energy complex in South-East Europe, has become notorious in the region and in the European Union for its complete disregard for environmental and social safeguards.
April 15, 2020
Every year, thousands of people die prematurely in Serbia due to the quality of the air they breathe. Yet the country is still in breach of obligations to control harmful emissions from its coal-fired power plants.
March 25, 2020
Gute Nachrichten für das Kosovo: Der Neubau eines neuen Blocks im Braunkohlekraftwerk Kosova e Re ist erst mal vom Tisch.
March 20, 2020
Kosovo, one of the most heavily polluted countries in Europe, looks set to begin pivoting away from its reliance on coal-fired power stations. Earlier this week, UK-based power generation company Contour Global cancelled the construction of a 500 MW coal-fired power plant near the capital, Pristina.
Alarming levels of air pollution in settlements in coal regions are choking Central and Eastern Europe
March 4, 2020
Bankwatch’s ongoing air pollution campaign added six more locations to its independent particulate matter monitoring to provide on-the-ground data from these major polluting locations.
March 3, 2020
近日, 北马其顿政府已经批准了一项国家能源战略，这使该国成为西巴尔干地区第一个考虑在2030年之前淘汰燃煤发电的国家。 Source : 北马其顿或成为西巴尔干地区首个淘汰燃煤发电的国家