We need to commit to a green and resilient future - together for our Planet

Climate change is intensifying a range of existing hazards and affecting activities associated with livelihoods, infrastructure and economic activity. The economic implications, coupled with the risk of significant climate change, require that all countries make bold pledges under the Paris Agreement to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHG) that cause global warming.

The United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy, will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina soon will adopt the National Determined Contributions (NDCs) where mitigation goal is raised to 12,8%GHG emission reduction till 2030, comparing to 2014, which is almost 40% reduction comparing to 1990. The country will finalize in 2021, the updated Climate Change Adaptation and Low Emission Development Strategy and Fourth National Communication and Third Biennial Update Report will be finalized.

Throughout 2021, a series of events and activities are organized to engage citizens, communities, the civil society, local governments, the private sector, authorities around the need to take urgent action on climate change in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The United Nations, under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator, and with the technical lead of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), partners with the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Sweden, and with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republika Srpska, and the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism.  

 

Upcoming events

Via Dinarica Roadshow to promote nature-based locations

Banja Luka, Trg Krajine (Boska center) - 19:00 – 23:00

22 July

UNDP Acc Lab: Promotion of five zero waste communities supported through the “Cisto da se zna” Innovation Challenge

August

UNDP: Promote Mission 1.5 findings – via electronic media

August

UK, UN: Promote COP26 together with finalized UNFCCC reports

September

UNDP Acc Lab: Targeted promotion of www.tvojCO2.ba corporate CO2 offsetting options

September

International day for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN)

13 October

Go Green Initiative: Tree planting

October

Sweden/UNDP: SDG Week 2021

October

Joint event with private sector, financial institutions: Greening the economy – accelerating the business

October

UNDP Acc Lab: Future Talk 3

October

UNDP Acc Lab: World Food Day: Promotion of work on tackling food waste

16 October

UNICEF/SIDA: UPSHIFT workshop, a platform that empowers young people to build civic engagement skills through mentorship and project implementation learning, dedicated to the air pollution and climate change issues.

October

Joint Event: Reducing use of coal & expanding renewables: legal barriers, financial incentives 

November

26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow

1 – 12 November

Sweden, UNDP: Residential „Energy Efficiency Evenings with Citizens“

November

UNDP, GEF: Waste management – promotion of green pilots

November

Sweden, UNDP: Sarajevo canton Strategy on use of coal & solid fuels

November

UNDP: Future cities forum 2021

November

 

Previous events

UNDP, GCF: Youth climate change debates with AIESEC

The aim is through debates and blogging about climate change select two candidates who will represent BiH at COP26 in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021.

6, 7 February

Italy: Public Call for youth

10 February  

Sweden: Lets talk about air conference organized by CCI

If the air quality in BiH is to be improved, it is essential to improve the efficiency of the institutions who are responsible for air quality.

18 February  

UNDP, GCF: Youth climate change debates with AIESEC

The aim is through debates and blogging about climate change select two candidates who will represent BiH at COP26 in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021.

20 February  

UNICEF, SEPA: Drawing competition for children  

22 February  

Sweden, UNDP: Marking Energy Retrofit of the Music School Sarajevo

With energy retrofit, energy use in a building can be reduced on average by about 60% which also contributes to better air quality.

23 February  

Sweden, ESAP: Webinar Improving Air Quality

25 February  

Westminster Foundation for Democracy: Environmental Politics - Female Politicians in B&H as Key Holders

9 March

SlovakAid, UNDP: Investment Opportunities into Energy Efficient Public Lighting Systems   

10 March

Italy: Contest linked to #youth4climate live series

20 March

UNDP Acc Lab: Future Talk The next generation of urban spaces

2 April

UNDP Acc Lab: Release of the www.tvojCO2.ba  carbon calculator

15 April

UNICEF/SIDA: Poll using the U-Report social platform to gather real-time data from adolescents and youth and utilizing them to advocate for change and foster adolescent participation in decision making regarding air pollution and climate change.

16 April

UNDP Acc Lab: Launch of SME Decarbonization Challenge

21 April

ILDP: Tree planting in Srbac

21 April

Via Dinarica: Marking Earth Day - Education day for children “Feel Kozara” and tree planting

22 April

GCF, UNDP: Announce competition for journalists and bloggers

22 April

Via Dinarica: Tree planting in Mostar

26 April

GCF, GEF, UNDP: From Climate Plan to Actions

27 April

ILDP: Tree planting in Jablanica

28 April

Italy:  #Youth4Climate online webinars series organized by the Italian Ministry of Environment

April

Trebinje Energy Summit 2021

22-21 May

UNDP/GCF/GEF: Presentation of draft Forth national communication-FNC and draft National adaptation plan-NAP

26 May

UNEP/GEF: Tjentiste tree planting

27 May

ILDP: Tree planting in Bosanski Petrovac

28 May

Sweden/UNDP: International Multilateral Environmental Treaties, EU legislation governing POPs and hazardous waste and the overview of relevant legislation in BIH

2 June

UNDP, GCF: Promote eco solutions in line with the Climate Action Plan Doboj

3 June

Sweden, UNDP: GED photo exhibition in Sarajevo

5 June

Italy: Green Network engage with youth through events across the country

5 June

Via Dinarica: Outdoors activity voluntary action at Jablanica/Rama lake in cooperation with Via Dinarica beneficiary, Rowing club “Rama”

5 June

Promotion of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

7 June

GCF, UNDP: Climate Academy

25-27 June

UNESCO, UNDP: NO PLASTIC Campaign

June

SEPA/UNICEF: Awareness raising and distribution of coloring books through Nutrition programme in Republika Srpska for children

June

Sweden/UNDP: Promotion of 3rd yearly SDG Business Pioneers Award 2021.

1 July

Sweden, UNDP: Protect the Planet Banja Luka

2 July

Sweden, UNDP: Protect the Planet Sarajevo

4 July

UNESCO: Promotion of newly inscribed element from BiH

4 July

GCF, UNDP: Climate Academy

8-10 July

Via Dinarica Roadshow to promote nature-based locations

Sarajevo Trg djece Sarajeva (BBI center) 19:00 – 23:00

12 July

Via Dinarica Roadshow to promote nature-based locations

Zenica, Trg Alije Izetbegovića (Bosanka center) - 19:00 – 23:00

13 July

Via Dinarica Roadshow to promote nature-based locations

Tuzla, Trg slobode - 19:00 – 23:00

14 July

UNDP, GCF, AIESEC: Final youth climate change debates with AIESEC

15 July

Via Dinarica Roadshow to promote nature-based locations

Bijeljina, Trg Kralja Petra I Karađorđevića - 19:00 – 23:00

15 July

Via Dinarica Roadshow to promote nature-based locations

Mostar, Španjolski trg - 19:00 – 23:00

16 July

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