Green Home attended the regional half-yearly meeting on the topic of coal burning and air pollution in the countries of the Western Balkans, organized by the CEE Bankwatch network and the NGO Eco-svest. The meeting took place in Skopje, in the period from October 2 to 3, 2019.
The topic of the event was the problem of air pollution in the Western Balkan region due to the operation of outdated and the construction of new coal-fired thermal power plants, the current climate policy at the national, regional and European level, as well as the challenges that the countries of the Western Balkans face when it comes to improving air quality and to the process of just energy transition towards renewable energy sources.
In addition to the NGO Green Home, representatives of the Alliance for Health and the Environment (HEAL), Center for the Environment of BiH, Cekor, Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe), ClientEarth, Europe Beyond Coal, as well as representatives of other NGOs from the region attended the meeting.
The two-day meeting was followed by a conference entitled “Dealing with air pollution in the Western Balkan region – challenges and opportunities”, where the speakers were representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of North Macedonia, the Ministry of Environment of Serbia and the NGO Eco-svest from the North of Macedonia.