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Regional networking for sustainable natural resources management in Southwest Serbia

Civil society in Southwest Serbia lacks the capacities to act as a defender of public interest in their local communities. Insufficient technical and expert knowledge combined with administrative barriers for participation in environmental decision making processes leads towards unsatisfying impact of CSOs on natural resources protection. Joint efforts and better networking are needed.   Having […]
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Training on “Organization of public campaigns” held in Berane, Montenegro

In Berane, in the premises of the local Aarhus Centre, a training was held on “The organization of public campaigns”, as one of the activities within the project “SWAM – Sustainable WAter use in Black Sea Basin in Montenegro” implemented by NGO “North Land”. Funds for the implementation of the said project were provided by […]
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Hydropower plant „Medna“ creates one million KM loss

Hydro-power plant “Medna”, currently being built in the very vicinity of the Sana river springs, will not have any financial benefits for the community, showed an economic study created within “River Sana – Park of Nature” project, which is financially supported by ETNAR. The study, created by an independent economics expert, clearly shows that HPP […]
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Kelag destroys in Bosnia-Herzegovina one of the last habitats for the Huchen in Europe

  Banja Luka, Vienna, Radolfzell, November 27, 2015. The energy company Kelag is about to destroy one of the most important river sections for the endangered Huchen (Hucho hucho) in Europe. This has been brought to public attention by environmentalists and scientists at a press conference in Banja Luka today, organized in the context of […]
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Whole periodic table of chemical elements hovering in the air above Pljevlja

What follows is a press release by NGO “Breznica”, an ETNAR sub-grantee (Environmental campaign “Coal Kills”), issued on the occasion of enormous air pollution in Pljevlja, which was measured at 1100% above the maximum permissible concentration (MPC): The situation this year has once more become alarming and more than worrying and therefore we again seek […]
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Photo exhibition „Expressions of dissaproval“ held in Brussels

In the period from 5th-10th October 2015, NGO Green Home has, as one of organizators, participated on photo exhibition in Brussels named „Expressions of dissaproval“ by Vaso Knezevic from NGO Da zazivi selo from Pljevlja. Exhibition was opened in „RasArt“ gallery. Exhibition was opened by Ms Nikol Sioens, high official of the European Union. Diplomatic […]
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Adriatic countries united in combating oil drilling in the Adriatic Sea

Today (27.10.2015.), in Split, the S.O.S. Adriatic coalition gathered representatives of environmental organizations and initiatives from Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Italy to form a common platform for protecting the Adriatic from oil pollution. Since governmental elites and oil companies are misguiding public opinion in similar ways in all of the Adriatic countries, we decided […]
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National park Sutjeska – MP’s in the service of private interest

On the session of the Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Committee within the National Assembly of Republic of Srpska, 19.10.2015., the civil initiative for Sutjeska was discussed and once again, taken off the agenda of the National Assembly with two votes for and four abstained. Center for Environment points out that this act represents blocking […]
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Vrbas River Canyon is safe – what to do next?

The public, two days ago, had the opportunity to see a brief news media notice of termination of the concession agreement for the construction and operation of two high hydro power plants in the Vrbas River Canyons, which in 2004 Government of Republic of Srpska (RS Government) signed with the company HES Vrbas. Unfortunately, RS […]
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Civic Coalition for Responsible Exploitation of Oil Resources welcomes the withdrawal of the Shell oil company from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Civic Coalition for Responsible Exploitation of Oil Resources in B-H welcomes the decision of the Shell oil company not to extend the period of validity of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and terminate cooperation with the FBiH Government on plans for the exploration and exploitation […]