Response: G20 ends public financing for international coal-fired power projects, we ask China to walk away from Western Balkan coal projects immediately.

G20 nations including China have agreed to ending public financing for international coal-fired power projects this year, following on from similar commitments by the G7 and the OECD. China, the world’s top financier for the construction of international coal-fired power projects, still currently has over 1.7 GW of planned coal-fired power plants and the 350 MW Kostolac B3 coal-fired power project under construction in the Western Balkan countries in Southeast Europe… Continue Reading

Bosnia Pollution: Toxic air costs Tuzla city almost $400M

As the European Union shuts down coal-fired power plants, Balkan countries are planning to build new ones. Among them is Bosnia and Herzegovina, which the UN says is estimated to be the second worst country in the world for air pollution, trailing only China. Asim Beslija has this report from the city of Tuzla, where… Continue reading Bosnia Pollution: Toxic air costs Tuzla city almost $400M

Coming up for clean air in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Dayton Accords reached 22 years ago heralded an era of peace for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Yet the country is now estimated to be the second deadliest in the world for another killer, responsible for more lives lost worldwide than any war – air pollution. Electricity produced from coal can appear cheap in the short-term.… Continue reading Coming up for clean air in Bosnia and Herzegovina