The Strategy is adopted by the Council of Ministers in cooperation with the entity governments. It represents an innovative economic development plan, outlining actions that would enable both economic growth and prevention of environmental destruction in sectors such as agriculture, biodiversity and susceptible ecosystems, energy sector, forestry, health, tourism and water management.
Energy and Environment
Increasing Energy Efficiency
Projects and Initiatives
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. more
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). more
From an energy consumption perspective, Bosnia and Herzegovina is characterized as a country with very high inefficiency within the residential, non-residential/public, industry and service sector. At the same time however, Bosnia and Herzegovina has one of the most significant energy conservation potentials in the region and could base its further mid-term economic development and generation of new employment on energy efficiency improvement measures in the residential and public sector. more
- 05 Jun 2015:2015: A year of action for environment and climate change
- 06 Oct 2014: Drop by Drop – Vrbas the River of Life
- 29 Sep 2014:Professor Atom attended 'Researchers Night'
Second National Communication of Bosnia and Herzegovina Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The Second National Communication (SNC) of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been adopted by the BiH Council of Ministers and entity governments and submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn.
This textbook is adjusted and printed as a part of “BiH Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security – Biomass”.