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Environmental Performance Reviews: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Second Review

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The Environmental Performance Reviews Programme is considered an important instrument for countries with economies in transition. The second round puts particular emphasis on implementation, integration, financing and the socio-economic interface with the environment. This report takes stock of the progress made by Bosnia and Herzegovina in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2004. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations in the first review (Annex I). It also covers nine issues of importance to Bosnia and Herzegovina concerning policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular water management, waste management and forestry.

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Waste management

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has made progress in the area of waste management since the last EPR in 2003. The construction of regional sanitary landfills has started, 10-15 per cent of illegal dumpsites have been closed, and efforts have been made to remove the accumulated hazardous/chemical waste. An effort to collect data on waste is underway, whilst framework laws have been established, as has complementary secondary legislation for implementation, although a lot still needs to be done in this area.

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