Contributions of the citizens of Bor to the Local development plan in the field of environmental protection

The Belgrade Open School, together with a local partner organization, the Association of Young Researchers Bor, organized a second round table in Bor, on November 23, on the topic of local development planning. The event brought together representatives of civil society and the city administration, in order to identify key environmental challenges and priorities to be included in the future Local Development Plan.

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In the COP 26 aftermath the Western Balkan leaders must fully commit to their international obligations to mitigate the climate crisis, warn environmental experts

Regional leaders need to put their political pledges into action and commit to a robust Green Agenda for the Western Balkans. The destructive effects of climate change, coupled with all present toxic air pollution, have been felt across the region with people bearing the cost of ineffective and slow government actions.

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Green Talk: Climate action and COP 26

 A panel discussion named Climate Action and COP 26 will be organized as part of the 12th edition of Green Fest, the international festival of green culture.

 The discussion will be held at the same time as the 26th United Nations Climate Change Summit in Glasgow (COP 26), where the main topic is hot to prevent and eliminate the effects of climate change. All countries in the world have a task to set even more ambitious goals in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and make additional efforts towards the decarbonisation of the electricity and industrial sectors.

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Round table in Bor on improvement of environmental protection through the future Local Development Plan

The Belgrade Open School together with its local partner organization, the Association of Young Researchers Bor, organized a round table in Bor on October 25. The event brought together representatives of civil society and the city administration, in order to identify and discuss key challenges and development priorities, which should be incorporated into the section of the future Local Development Plan of the City of Bor, related to environmental protection.

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Coalition 27 Report: Citizens came out of quarantine, but institutions remained closed

"Citizens have come out of quarantine, the environment has finally become a social issue in Serbia but institutions have remained closed," concluded the presentation of the eighth annual Shadow Report of the Coalition 27, "Chapter 27 in Serbia: Progress in lockdown“.

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What is the cost that environment pays for economic development?

As a continuation of the June protests, a round table entitled "Economic development at the expense of the environment" was held in Perlez on July 18th. Perlez is one of the local communities in which the Belgrade Open School has installed a sensor for air quality monitoring, with an aim of providing access to information about what is the quality of air that citizens of Perlez breathe, since the official monitoring does not exist in this town.

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Workshop on the inclusion of 2030 Agenda in the Local Development Plan of Bor

On July 9th, together with a partner organization - Association of Young Researchers Bor, Belgrade Open School organized a workshop titled 2030 Agenda and planning system at the local level in the field of environment, intended for representatives of local civil society organizations. The aim of the workshop was to empower civil society representatives in Bor to actively monitor and participate in the process of drafting the Local Development Plan.

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First issue of the “Sustainable Development for All” Platform newsletter has been published

Within the work of the Platform, a new practice was introduced - the publication of a monthly newsletter, which contains various interviews, texts and reports related to the topics and activities of the Platform. The newsletter is designed to raise the visibility of the 2030 Agenda, and each member of the Platform participates in its creation.

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A call for dialogue and planning for just energy transition to secure future jobs in Western Balkans

Civil society organisations welcome the announced halt to plans for the new Kolubara B coal power plant in Serbia as a first step towards concrete action to start tackling air pollution, as well as decarbonising. They underline the need to support coal phaseout by integrated, timely and realistic plans, involving all affected and interested parties, and to ensure just energy transition. In that way, new jobs will be assured as well as a certain future for the citizens of Serbia.

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We want to breathe

WESTERN BALKANS –  In the past three months, the “Balkans United for Clean Air” campaign has helped gather a network of more than 520 organizations, individuals and experts, with the goal of informing Western Balkans citizens about air pollution’s causes, consequences and possible solutions which could improve air quality.

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