Big Jump in Moldova: Join the European day and swim for protection of your local river

Big Jump in Moldova: Join the European day and swim for protection of your local river

On July 11th, Big Jump - European day of swimming in the rivers - is being organized all over Europe to demonstrate people's relationship to water streams. Goal of the...

Big jumps instead of small hydropower plants. Join and swim for Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers

Big jumps instead of small hydropower plants. Join and swim for Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers

Big Jump - European day of swimming in the rivers - is being organized all over Europe to demonstrate people's relationship to rivers and lakes. Goal of the initiative is to...

About 70 residents of the polluted Tumanyan region will defend their right to a healthy environment in court

About 70 residents of the polluted Tumanyan region will defend their right to a healthy environment in court

Approximately 70 residents of the Tumanyan region of Armenia's Lori marz will defend their right to health, life, and property in court. Residents of the extended Akhtala...

NGOs: Governments need new tools to control air pollution urgently

NGOs: Governments need new tools to control air pollution urgently

After two years, the Central Jakarta court still has not announced the decision of a Citizen Lawsuit (CLS) demanding clean air for Jakarta. Thirty-two people submitted a CLS in...

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, permit...

Adoption of Moldovan rivers - visits to local communities and celebration of Biodiversity Day

Adoption of Moldovan rivers - visits to local communities and celebration of Biodiversity Day

In May, the Arnika team went to Moldova to continue international cooperation aimed primarily at protecting rivers and supporting communities on both banks of the Dniester. Czech...

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 Kruštica...

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 a...

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 a permission to use public goods for private...

Nong Phawa villagers sue Win Process company demanding environmental restoration and compensation for agricultural losses

Nong Phawa villagers sue Win Process company demanding environmental restoration and compensation for agricultural losses

The villagers of Nong Phawa sue Win Process company for releasing pollutants into local waterways, causing widespread damage to local environments and farmlands. The villagers...

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...