Ecology

Ecology

For us, ecology, sustainable development, democracy and human rights are inseparable. Twenty years ago, environmental protection, energy, sustainable development and climate change were issues that only a handful of scientists and activists or green movements in rich countries faced. Today they have become important political and economic issues and are now unfortunately the biggest problem in the national and world agendas.

The reason for this is undoubtedly insufficient concern with the problem and its reduction to a purely professional and scientific level, far from the public and politics. Energy, climate change and environmental protection are not only questions of science or personal relationship to nature, but questions of consciousness and responsibility, both of individuals and of the community. For these reasons, we try to publicly address this issue, which arises from a wrong relationship with nature, the consequences of climate change and energy sources.

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Fighting Air Pollution: Mexico and China Show How to Do It

Cities in China, India and Mexico are still among the most polluted in the world. In recent years, however, concrete measures have been taken in all three countries to combat air pollution. The population in these countries has become more aware of air pollution and the issue is now also on the political agenda. On the other hand, the countries of the Western Balkans continue to invest in polluting coal-fired power plants, ignoring the deadly consequences for the population.

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Clean Mind, Clean Energy, Clean Air – Filling the Gaps

Analiza

Policy Brief on Green Topics, prepared by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, together with leading civil society organizations from the region, aims to draw attention to the problems of energy transition and environmental protection in the Western Balkans and to ensure the civil society's impact on the Berlin Process. The document highlights some of the key problems facing the countries in the region in these areas and makes recommendations for overcoming the current situation.

Hidroelektrane prijete nacionalnom parku Valbona

Protesti

The development of hydropower in the Balkans has led to increased interest of foreign investors who are expecting concessions for the construction of dams and small hydropower plants. After taking office as prime minister in 2013, Edi Rama said that during the first six months he did not spend any day without investors who want to express their interest in hydropower.

By Adelina Stuparu

Publications

Legal Instruments for the Environmental Protection

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Ova publikacija je nastala u okviru projekta “Advocacy NGOs Networks for Sustainable Use of Energy and Natural Resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey – ETNAR”, u kojem je hbs jedan od partnera. Glavni cilj publikacije je pomoći nevladinim organizacijama iz Bosne i Hercegovina, Hrvatske, Srbije, Crne Gore, Turske, Makedonije, Albanije i Kosova u zaštiti okoliša i zagovaranju održivog upravljanja energetskim i prirodnim resursima. Pravni instrumenti mogu biti moćan instrument u aktivnostima zagovaranja organizacija civilnog društva ukoliko one znaju kako i kada da ih koriste u svojim zagovaračkim kampanjama.

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