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...

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 lack of financing from the state budget in recent years. On the occasion of International...

Local activists in the Tumanyan area must assist in the rehabilitation of their area from chemical pollution

Local activists in the Tumanyan area must assist in the rehabilitation of their area from chemical pollution

A new project has been launched in the Tumanyan area of the Lori Region, aimed at creating and developing an informed and active civil society advocating the rehabilitation of...

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, at 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, building of the network...