About the webinar
SEI works with partners and government stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina to develop their environmental strategy and action plan (BiH ESAP 2030+). Within the project we arrange webinars on topics related to environmental policy; this webinar will introduce the main relationships between environmental and social equity issues in BiH.
Building on relevant examples from the European context, we will explore the benefits of integrating social equity considerations into environmental policy-making and discuss ways to do so. The webinar will include a series of short presentations followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.
Introduction to the topic, speakers, and program of the day.
10:10–10:30 Environment and social equity issues in BiH
Overview of the relationships between environmental and social equity issues in BiH.
- Belma Jahović, Enova (Local Partner of the BiH ESAP+ project)
- Claudia Strambo, Stockholm Environment Institute
10:30–10:40 Environmental policy and gender equality at BiH level
Examples of past and current efforts to integrate gender equality into environmental policy-making at the BiH level. Discussion of challenges and opportunities.
- Kika Babić-Svetlin, Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina
10:40–10:50 Environmental policy and gender equality in FBiH
Examples of past and current efforts to integrate gender equality into environmental policy-making in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Discussion of challenges and opportunities.
- Sadmira Kotorić, Gender Centre of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
10:50–11:00 Environmental policy and gender equality in Republika Srpska
Examples of past and current efforts to integrate gender equality into environmental policy-making in Republika Srpska. Discussion of challenges and opportunities.
- Spomenka Krunić, Centre for Gender Equity and Equality (Gender Centre) of Republika Srpska
11:10–11:30 Air quality and energy poverty
Lessons learnt on how to address energy poverty to improve air quality. Examples from South-Eastern Europe.
- Dr Lidija Živčič, Focus Association for Sustainable Development
11:30–11:50 Chemical safety from a gender and social equity perspective
The impact of chemicals on human health from a gender perspective, accounting for biological and social factors. Examples of how to integrate social equity concerns into chemical safety programs in Serbia.
- Jasminka Randjelović and Valentina Mart, ALHem, Serbia
11:50–12:40 Panel discussion with Q&A
Moderated panel discussion. Open space for webinar participants to pose questions to speakers.
- Kika Babić-Svetlin, Spomenka Krunić, Dr Lidija Živčič, Jasminka Randjelović, Valentina Mart, Claudia Strambo
12:40–12:45 Closing remarks
Summary of key conclusions and messages.
How to register
Fill out the following form to register for the webinar “How can a social equity lens improve environmental policy?” on May 5, 10.00-12.45 CEST.
About the project
The development of Bosnia and Herzegovina Environmental Strategy and Action Plan 2030+ is entrusted to Stockholm Environment Institute and, when adopted, will provide a critical tool for relevant authorities to reach environmental sustainability and improved citizen health and well-being for current and future generations across BiH.