20.10.2010 -

Zoom in on the state of the environment in BiH

©UN Bosnia and HerzegovinaNational workshop on the preparation of the State of the Environment report

The state of the environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina is at the core of a two day national workshop, aiming to prepare the first ever environmental report for the country. The Workshop is conducted within the scope of the Millennium Development Goals Fund (MDG-F) Programme “Mainstreaming Environmental Governance: Linking Local and National Action in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.


UN Bosnia and Herzegovina news (13/10/2010) :

The workshop is being held in Sarajevo on 13 and 14 October 2010 with more than 50 representatives from national and local authorities, academia, professional institutions and non-governmental organizations, all of them dealing with the environmental issues.

The comprehensive State of Environment Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina – main outcome of the workshop, will serve as recommendations for decision-makers on how to manage in a more sustainable way the environment across the country, provide a number of targeted policy options and contribute to science-based decision-making and sustainable environmental governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is anticipated that the document will facilitate cooperation between the various authorities and considerably enhance future implementation of environmental policies. 

MDG-F programme Environment and Climate Change is supported through the MDG Fund, which is financed by the Spanish Government. It is jointly implemented by five UN Agencies (UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, FAO and UNV), in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH, Ministry of Civil Affairs of  BiH, Entity ministries of environment, agriculture, water management and forestry, municipalities and civil society organizations.

Duration of the project is 3 years and the estimated budget is $5.5. million.

Source : http://www.un.ba/?PID=7&RID=454

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