July 22, 2021
This year we are marking five years since Bankwatch engaged in air pollution work in the Balkans. Throughout these years, there was one constant in the work – the environmental dust monitor. It has become the hero of many communities and is known to every organisation in the region that works for cleaner air.
July 12, 2021
The non-compliance of Western Balkan coal power plants with the emission limits enshrined in the Energy Community Treaty is reflected in the region’s high sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) and dust emissions. This briefing looks mainly at th
May 18, 2021
Eight steps for a just transition aims to encourage national campaigners, civil movements, and local activists to begin the just transition process in their communities. Based on Bankwatch’s experience working with just transition countries in central
12 years and counting: Pollution control investment at Bosnia’s Ugljevik coal plant still showing no results
February 16, 2021
Upgrades to the coal power plants in the Western Balkans that would bring down sulphur dioxide emissions are rare. But even where investments have been made, they have so far failed to deliver the much-needed results.
November 22, 2020
Source: Podnesena žalba zbog planiranih HE i MHE na Neretvi
October 22, 2020
NGOs submit a complaint to the Bern Convention against Bosnia and Herzegovina for permitting dam-building on the pristine upper Neretva. A related complaint was submitted to the Energy Community Secretariat in August.
October 12, 2020
Source: Malih centrala danas je 300 odsto više nego prije dvije godine
September 26, 2020
Bosna i Hercegovine povrijedila je nekoliko odredbi Bernske konvencije za zaštitu europskih divljih vrsta i prirodnih staništa zbog davanja dozvole za hidroelektranu Ulog i mini hidroelektrane „Gornja Neretva“, u Hercegovini.
April 22, 2020
Activists across the Balkans are advocating for areas to be protected from development.
Comply or close: how Western Balkan coal plants breach air pollution laws and what governments must do about it
December 10, 2019
In 2018, pollution control legislation under the Energy Community Treaty finally obliged the Western Balkan countries to start reducing the choking air pollution from their coal power plants. Action was badly needed. In 2016, these 16 plants emitted as