No new small hydropower plants without citizens' consent:  Centar Sarajevo is the tenth signatory of Dams-free municipalities

No new small hydropower plants without citizens' consent: Centar Sarajevo is the tenth signatory of Dams-free municipalities

Today, the municipality Centar Sarajevo joined the 'Dams-free municipalities' initiative (1). By joining the initiative, the municipality commits not to issue any consent,...

Brave woman of Kruščica won Bosnia-Herzegovina's first Goldman Environmental Prize

Brave woman of Kruščica won Bosnia-Herzegovina's first Goldman Environmental Prize

Maida Bilal from Environmental Association „Bistro“ led a group of "brave women" of Kruščica who blocked the access road to the construction site of a harmful dams on the...

After ten years of promises, the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina still don't tell the people who pollutes the air in their towns

After ten years of promises, the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina still don't tell the people who pollutes the air in their towns

The air in Bosnia and Herzegovina belongs among the dirtiest in Europe (1), and in 2020, it was ranked tenth for PM2.5 pollution worldwide (2). Despite that, citizens still have...

Amending the concessions laws could prevent the construction of more than 150 harmful hydropower plants, call environmental NGOs

Amending the concessions laws could prevent the construction of more than 150 harmful hydropower plants, call environmental NGOs

“Amend the laws on concessions!” is the call from environmental NGOs to the governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Concessions, as permission to use public goods for private...

Environmental NGOs call for hazardous waste exports and “dirty recycling” to end worldwide

Environmental NGOs call for hazardous waste exports and “dirty recycling” to end worldwide

In recognition of World Environment Day 2021, the NGOs EARTH and Arnika (1) have called for an end to hazardous waste exports and dirty recycling industries through the universal...

‘Forever chemicals’ widespread in disposable food packaging from popular fast-food chains across Europe, new study shows

‘Forever chemicals’ widespread in disposable food packaging from popular fast-food chains across Europe, new study shows

The use of persistent and health-harming PFAS chemicals in disposable food packaging and tableware is a widespread practice across Europe, as shown in a recent campaign and study...

Without state funding of Moldova's nature reserves, we all may lose forests and nature, environmentalists warn

Without state funding of Moldova's nature reserves, we all may lose forests and nature, environmentalists warn

Moldovan natural reserves and protected areas are threatened by destruction because of a lack of financing from the state budget in recent years. On the occasion of International...

The story of garbage in Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers seems to be endless. Within few days, volunteers collected more than two hundred bags of trash

The story of garbage in Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers seems to be endless. Within few days, volunteers collected more than two hundred bags of trash

From April 22nd until April 25th, on the occasion of World Earth Day, almost one hundred volunteers from various locations across Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to spend their...

For the first time in Ukraine, EcoCity experts are introducing technical support for users of public air quality monitoring stations

For the first time in Ukraine, EcoCity experts are introducing technical support for users of public air quality monitoring stations

Air quality in Ukraine is worse than in any other European country (1). Although the system of state monitoring is recently being established in Ukraine, the building of the...

Transparent pollution control for Indonesia. “We want to see blue skies again”

Transparent pollution control for Indonesia. “We want to see blue skies again”

The non-governmental organizations (NGO) Nexus3 Foundation from Indonesia and Arnika from the Czech Republic have launched a new project aiming to help with controlling and...

Supporting people in monitoring air quality in their neighbourhood: EcoQuiz “Clean Air for Ukraine” starts

Supporting people in monitoring air quality in their neighbourhood: EcoQuiz “Clean Air for Ukraine” starts

Do you want to get information about the air quality in your city and related risks for your health? In case your town hall does not publish such notifications and you cannot...

Thais affected by heavy industries are calling for closer monitoring of polluters

Thais affected by heavy industries are calling for closer monitoring of polluters

Pollution of air, soil, and the food chain has reached extreme levels in Thailand, as shown by the long-term measurements conducted by the environmental organizations Ecological...