Bosnia and Herzegovina: Climate resilience

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Climate resilience

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PIN adopts a systems approach that involves working in partnership with communities, civil society, governments, communal services, and businesses to drive inclusive change when it comes to community welfare and the environment.

This includes efficient waste management and improving long-term access to the skills, products, and services that can increase the income, security, and resilience of low-income families, while at the same time securing high ecological and sustainability standards.

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SMARTER Finance for Families

SMARTER Finance for Families

People in Need Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently implementing a 2-year project called SMARTER Finance for Families. The main goal of the project is to implement ambitious, yet practical, Green Homes & Green Mortgage programs in 12 European countries that include the collaboration and participation of 17 expert green buildings, green energy, research and other organizations.

Throughout Europe, many homes have not been built according to high energy efficiency standards. This keeps energy bills and carbon emissions high, and it contributes to energy poverty, lower levels of comfort for residents, poor indoor air quality and associated health problems. The project that we implemented works with banks and developers to certify green homes and create a financial product that rewards green building approaches. The program utilizes conclusive research to inform risk managers of banks of the lower energy, health, and repair costs inherent in green homes, which would lead to lowering the risks of such an investment. Lower green mortgage rates allow home buyers to borrow more for energy efficient construction or renovation. Money savings on lower energy costs help home buyers to pay back their mortgages sooner. Certifications help to prove the value of a building, which can be used as an investment guarantee.

People in Need, together with partners, work on making energy efficient solutions accessible to low-income families to improve their health and financial stability. Research focused on Central and Eastern Europe explores solutions that combine government incentives with private bank financing. In the next stage of the project, we hope to create a catalogue of good practices that we will distribute to potential stakeholders. The aim of our work is to advocate for inclusive financial products and pilot projects that aim to mitigate energy poverty risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond.

Partners: Romania Green Building Council (Coordinator), Technical University of Denmark (Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Irish Green Building Council, Enova, Green Council BiH, EnEffect, Czech Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency Centre of Georgia, CRES - Centre for Renewable Sources and Saving, CRISCON, Green Building Council Italia, Polish Green Building Council, Slovak Green Building Council, Turkeco, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
coordination and support programme under grant agreement No 847141.

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Effective Waste Management System in Kanton Sarajevo

Effective Waste Management System in Kanton Sarajevo

The Project "Effective Waste Management System in Canton Sarajevo" aims to contribute to the reduction of waste production in Canton Sarajevo by improving solid waste management, and contributing to the development of responsible and relevant institutions. Project will primarily support the public company KJKP "RAD" d.o.o. Sarajevo which manages the waste disposal in the County. Support includes procurement of equipment, technical assistance, capacity building, but also the design and implementation of c communication campaign aimed at citizens and users of KJKP "RAD" d.o.o. Sarajevo services. As municipalities in Canton Sarajevo and the responsible Ministry are very important links in the implementation, the cooperation with them will be close in identifying the necessary changes and improvements to the waste management, including relevant legislation and responsible departments.


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