environment

Earth Overshoot Day 2023 – humanity’s biocapacity consumption turns unsustainable

02 August 2023 - Earth Overshoot Day for 2023 falls on August 2. It is when humanity's consumption of natural resources and services turns unsustainable for the rest of the year.

Controversial coal plant project Ugljevik 3 in BiH clings on top court’s decision

28 July 2023 - The Republic of Srpska has suspended the environmental permit procedure for the proposed Ugljevik 3 coal-fired power plant

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Republic of Srpska presents plan to resolve issues over hydropower project Buk Bijela

25 July 2023 - The delegation of the Republic Srpska held a working meeting with the Director of UNESCO for World Heritage, Lazare Eloundou Assomo

Two giant solar power projects Bulgaria highlight land use disputes

Two major solar power projects in Bulgaria highlight land use disputes

19 July 2023 - A village mayor in Bulgaria is refusing to endorse a PV project on pastures, while Eurohold will build one on lowest-grade land and boost biodiversity

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EU shifting focus from crisis response to net zero agenda

14 July 2023 - The EU suggested it would ask UN member states to double energy efficiency improvements and triple renewable energy deployment by 2030

Three carbon capture projects Balkans grants EU Innovation Fund

Three carbon capture projects in Balkans get grants from EU’s Innovation Fund

14 July 2023 - The EU selected Motor Oil Hellas, Titan Cement and Holcim's subsidiary in Croatia among 41 firms for grants from the Innovation Fund

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International Plastic Bag Free Day: The planet is choking on plastic

02 July 2023 - July is a plastic-free month, and July 3 has been observed as the International Plastic Bag Free Day since 2010, to encourage people to stop using disposable plastic products

Lawsuits and blockades over lignite mine projects near Prijedor in BiH

29 June 2023 - Villagers say they are certain that around 90,000 tons of coal from Bistrica would not help overcome the energy crisis

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Coal plants in Western Balkans increase pollution, legal breaches in 2022

28 June 2023 - Emissions of SO2, NOx and dust all rose last year, Bankwatch said in a report on thermal power plants using coal in the Western Balkans

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Thodoros Skylakakis to become Greece’s new minister of environment, energy

26 June 2023 - Thodoros Skylakakis is taking over from Kostas Skrekas in the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, as part of the new government

Earth Day 2023 Invest in Our Planet climate literacy global cleanup

Earth Day 2023: Invest in Our Planet with climate literacy, global cleanup

17 April 2023 - A series of both virtual events and gatherings are being held as part of the first-ever Earth Week, culminating on Earth Day, April 22

Government Serbia replace polluting heating boilers

Government of Serbia to replace polluting heating boilers

08 April 2023 - Serbia intends to replace coal- and heating oil–fired boilers and furnaces in all public institutions with cleaner solutions, where possible

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Over 500,000 signatures against Rio Tinto’s proposed lithium mine in Serbia

07 April 2023 - Activists from Arizona, Madagascar, Serbia and the UK protested in London against Rio Tinto's Jadar project in Serbia during the company's annual meeting

Djedovic Dedovic Serbia promote energy storage renewables law

Đedović: Serbia to promote energy storage with changes to renewables law

30 March 2023 - To avoid a delay in connecting their renewable power plant, investors will need to add batteries, according to the renewables bill

World Water Day 2023: accessible and safe water for all

World Water Day 2023: accessible and safe water for all

21 March 2023 - World Water Day is celebrated on March 22, and the focus this year is on the global water and sanitary crisis

Vjosa becomes national park – first protected wild river in Europe

20 March 2023 - The Vjosa river obtained the highest level of protection following several years of campaigning and Albania's cooperation with NGOs

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