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.
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.
Red alert: how alarming levels of air pollution in the Western Balkans require urgent government action
February 5, 2020
Western Balkan countries are stuck in a loop of long, gloomy winters with extremely high air pollution. The number of times the air quality has exceeded the limit values over the last decade remains so high, that the very point of having those limit values is lost. In order to prevent episodes of air pollution that often reach values that are more than ten times above this limit, and to provide at least some level of protection for human health, additional urgent measures are required by the governments to supplement the long term strategies.
December 18, 2019
Samo nekoliko sati nakon svečanog otvaranja zimske sezone na Bjelašnici Sarajevo je izbilo na prvo mjesto neslavne svjetske liste po zagađenju zraka.Doviđenja, drago Sarajevo
December 12, 2019
Топлофикациите на Ковачки твърдят, че изгарянето на боклука подобрява качественото на въздуха.Съдът: ТЕЦ “Брикел” не може да гори отпадъци, докато не направи екооценка
December 11, 2019
In a world that is plagued by over-urbanisation, it is not common for people to move away from cities. One local in Șimnicu de Sus decided to leave the city in search for some peace and quiet – and got punished for it. The improperly managed ash disposal site from the nearby power plant is contaminating his house and the air he breathes with various pollutants. Now, there are even plans for expanding the site by using public money – the locals’ money.