Environmental Performance Reviews: Bosnia and Herzegovina

First Review

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The Environmental Performance Review of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the twentieth in the series published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The report covers twelve issues of importance to Bosnia and Herzegovina, divided into three sections, including the framework for environmental policy, management of pollution and natural resources and economic and sectoral integration. Among the issues receiving special attention are the policy, legal and institutional framework, public participation in decision-making and access to information; the use and supply of water resources, including drinking water; land use, agriculture and biodiversity; management of waste and contaminated sites, eco-tourism and energy.



Air quality management

Before the war overall air quality was poor: large energy and metallurgy plants, built for the needs of the former Yugoslavia, generated much pollution. The overall recession and the decline in activity in particular in the industrial sector, as a result of the war, have significantly relieved pressure on air quality. All inhabitants note that the air is much cleaner now than before the war.


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