Energy and Environment

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security Project

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has significant biomass energy resources, and the rural population in particular is highly dependent on wood for energy. However, despite the large potential for biomass energy, a number of interrelated market barriers – including the limited availability of financing, a lack of business models and management skills, limited information availability and low awareness – combine to restrict the self-sustaining growth of this market.

  • Climate Change Facility for BiH Cities

    Awareness on energy efficiency and sustainable energy is still quite low in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Public buildings in BiH use heating systems that 'burn' both energy and public budgets. Recent studies have shown that the building sector consumes 57% of BiH’s total energy (compared to below 40% in EU countries). The average public building uses 220 kWh/m2 annually for heating purposes, an amount categorised as completely energy inefficient, according to the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). It also puts a heavy burden on municipal budgets.

  • Democratic Economic Governance Securing Access to Water through Institutional Development and Infrastructure

    The project is based on the principles of good governance and the human rights based approach whereby issues of insufficient economic governance and poor infrastructure, which preclude duty bearers and service providers from delivering satisfactory water supply services to citizens, are addressed through planning, management, infrastructure and rehabilitation, as well as the active participation of citizens in the decision-making processes in the water sector.

  • Green Economic Development (GED)

    The GREEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT project aims at the institutionalization of energy management activities within the public sector buildings in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Those activities contribute and are in line with EU directives (Energy Service Directive, EPBD directive), the Energy Community Treaty and BiH’s obligation to report on current energy consumption and energy savings in accordance with Energy Efficiency Action Plans.

OUR WORK - ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are essential components of a European future for countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a generally low awareness of the interdependence between environment and development, national priority setting in this area is quite limited. UNDP focuses its support on ensuring that Bosnia and Herzegovina has the human and financial resources to sustainably use its environmental and natural resources, that it meets the EU Environmental Acquis and creates green, resilient economic growth and sustainable livelihoods for its population.

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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
Resident Coordinator Annual Report 2012

B&H experienced a challenging year in terms of maintaining political stability as well as making progress with regard to the European Union (EU) integration process, which declaratorily remains a key strategic and developmental objective for the country.

 

Rural Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Myth and Reality

What is the state of human development in the rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the majority of its people live? Do they have jobs and decent incomes? Do they have proper access to health care and education? Are they connected by good roads, services and telecommunications? Are they involved in the mainstream of social and political life? How important is agriculture in rural life? These are the questions which this eighth Human Development
Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina sets out to answer.