Subsidies for fossil fuels doubled in 2021 and continue to increase

Subsidies for fossil fuels doubled in 2021 and continue to increase

05 September 2022 - Support for fossil fuels doubled in 2021 compared to the year before to nearly USD 700 billion, slowing progress toward climate goals

Lithium research is threat to Rekovac municipality, locals and ecologists warn

27 August 2022 - Balkan istraživanja Ltd. aims to continue its activities and open more exploration wells in the...

EU sacrifice Balkans secure resources its energy transition

Is EU to sacrifice Balkans to secure resources for its energy transition

18 August 2022 - The EU is lowering environmental standards for mining lithium and other materials for the energy transition, but the Western Balkans and other third countries are set to take an even heavier burden

Mihajlovic Lithium mine Serbia digitalized no liquid waste

Mihajlović: Lithium mine in Serbia would be digitalized, with no liquid waste

16 August 2022 - Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlović claims the lithium mine in Jadar would be completely digitalized and without sulfuric acid fumes or liquid waste

Scientists warn rainwater unsafe to drink

Scientists warn rainwater is unsafe to drink

11 August 2022 - The levels of so-called forever chemicals in rainwater exceed the most stringent standards developed by health and environmental agencies

Rio Tinto complete feasibility study Jadar lithium project Serbia

Activists warn Jadar project abandonment is a farce, investor does not give up on planned activities while waiting for new government

10 August 2022 - Rio Tinto said it intends to complete the internal feasibility study for its Jadar lithium project in Serbia, citing "previous commitments"

Seven-day deadline for Serbia’s new MPs to verify petition against lithium

01 August 2022 - The Serbian parliament has seven days to verify the people's initiative to ban lithium and boron excavation, environmentalists said

Green for Growth Fund record expansion 2021

Green for Growth Fund achieves record expansion in 2021

12 July 2022 - GGF recorded its strongest ever net growth in its outstanding portfolio, with EUR 1.3 billion in green loans to over 42,000 end borrowers

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No more permits for small hydropower plants in Federation of BiH

11 July 2022 - The Federation of BiH banned permitting for small hydropower plants of up to 10 MW in capacity, but activists say the struggle is not over

Jadar Declaration unites activists in global resistance against lithium mining

Jadar Declaration unites activists in global resistance against lithium mining

10 July 2022 - The Jadar Declaration opens the way for an international solidarity network for environmental protection and against lithium mining

resource consumption Earth Overshoot Day Balkans global average

Earth Overshoot Day – resource consumption in Balkans is above global average

08 July 2022 - The Earth Overshoot Day for 2022, the date when humanity spends all the planet's renewable resources for one year, lands on July 28

Plastic bag free day and Plastic free July – not only consumers' responsibility

Plastic Bag Free Day, Plastic Free July – not all responsibility is on consumers

03 July 2022 - Recent studies revealed that microplastic pollution is taking on new forms and shapes that threaten human health

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