Environment

FBiH government proposes bill to strengthen polluter pays principle

Photo: FBiH government

Published

June 12, 2018

Comments

0

Share

Published:

June 12, 2018

Comments:

0

Share

The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has proposed a bill seeking to strengthen the polluter pays principle and more clearly define the energy efficiency activities of the Environmental Protection Fund, including by renaming it the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.

The polluter pays principle envisaged under the bill on the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund would fine polluters based not on emissions, but on their impact on air or area pollution, according to a statement on the FBiH government’s website.

Fees to be charged to polluters will enable setting up a “green budget” to finance environmental protection, conservation, and improvement programs.

Under the bill, the fund would also be in charge of financing energy programs, projects, and other activities in the areas of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

The fund’s revenues to be used for financing environmental protection and energy efficiency are to come from fees charged for pollution and the use of natural resources, as well as the special environmental protection fee paid at motor vehicle registration. Of these revenues, the fund is to keep 30%, while 40% would go to cantons and 30% to municipalities.

The fund would also be financed – and these revenues would not be shared – from water, waste, and energy efficiency fees.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Abazovic Montenegro achieve energy independence 2030

Abazović: Montenegro to achieve energy independence in 2030

02 June 2023 - Outgoing Prime Minister Dritan Abazović said his pre-election coalition is pledging to make Montenegro energy independent in 2030

EBRD Bogdanović Renewable heating biggest contributor decarbonization urban areas

EBRD’s Bogdanović: Renewable heating is biggest contributor to decarbonization in urban areas

25 May 2023 - Renewable sources can contribute the most to the decarbonization of urban areas, Bojan Bogdanović from the EBRD said at BEF 2023

International Congress on Process Industry Processing '23 serbia sabac

36th International Congress on Process Industry – Processing ’23. to be held on June 1-2 in Serbia

24 May 2023 - The two-day event will be held in Šabac, where domestic and foreign experts will present 65 papers classified into 11 thematic groups

BEF 2023 Infrastructure, technology, and financing for carbon neutrality by 2050 Chances and challenges for the Western Balkan region

BEF 2023: Infrastructure, technology, and financing for carbon neutrality by 2050: Chances and challenges for the Western Balkan region

23 May 2023 - Infrastructure, availability of technology, and financing are the key preconditions for transforming energy systems in the region into modern, low-carbon systems.