Overblown job promises in southeast Europe's coal sector show the need for a just transition - report


Promises for new jobs in south-east Europe’s coal sector are exaggerated, a new Bankwatch report reveals. Hardly any coal operations across the region are economically viable, and as a result many coal workers, especially in the mines, are set to lose their jobs, even if the plans for countless new power plants materialise. Governments, coal workers and their wider communities need to work together towards a just transition.


Refugees welcome to the Balkans - BYCM


Around 50 young people from South East Europe gathered this July on Šolta Island, Croatia to unite and mobilize for climate justice.

- It is our responsibility to hold the governments accountable and urge them to open the borders. -

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Free Range Chicken Eggs from Western Balkan countries

Eggs are sensitive indicators of persistent organic pollutants contamination in soils or dust and are an important exposure pathway from soil pollution to humans, and eggs from contaminated areas can readily lead to exposures which exceed thresholds for the protection of human health.


Coal’s unpaid health bill in Bosnia & Herzegovina estimated at €3.1 billion

Sarajevo/Brussels, 15 March 2016 – First-ever estimates of the health costs associated with air pollution from coal power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina are released today as part of a report covering the Western Balkans region produced by the Health and Environment Alliance, a European non-profit alliance.


Electricity export ambitions may prove risky for Bosnia and Herzegovina, shows new study


26 March 2015 – Western Balkans countries, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina, have strong electricity export ambitions that create the danger of stranded assets, finds a new report launched by non-governmental organisation CEE Bankwatch Network in Sarajevo. If governments take electricity capacity expansion decisions without taking due account of developments in other countries, the region will have to compete with other nearby exporters and may find that its power plants become uneconomic.


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