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  

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

15 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

Promotion of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)


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.


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


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


UNDP: Promote Mission 1.5 findings – via electronic media


Italy: Engage with youth through events across the country


UNEP/GEF: Tjentiste Kick-off campaign on Protected areas in BiH and tree planting


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


Trebinje Energy Summit 2021

22-21 May

UNESCO: Pro motion of newly inscribed element from BiH


UNDP, GCF: Promote green spaces in two cites

5 June

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

30 June

Via Dinarica Roadshow in BiH cities to promote nature-based Via Dinarica locations at the onset of the 2021 tourism season


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




Sweden/UNDP: Green Finance Incentive Scheme & E-mobility Study/Strategy for BiH


UNDP Acc Lab: Future Talk 3


Sweden/UNDP: Promotion of 3rd yearly SDG Business Pioneers Award 2021. (Key theme- decarbonization)

1 July

UNDP, GCF: Final youth climate change debates with AIESEC


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


UNDP Acc Lab: Targeted promotion of corporate CO2 offsetting options through tvojCO2 tool


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


UK, UN: Promote COP26 together with finalized UNFCCC reports


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


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.


International day for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN)

13 October

Go Green Initiative: Tree planting


Sweden/UNDP: SDG Business Week 2021


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

16 October

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

1 – 12 November

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


UNDP, GEF: Waste management – promotion of green pilots


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


UNDP: Future cities forum 2021



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

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