The webinar built on the experience of regions in Europe and beyond that have seen significant changes in their coal sector. It convened experts from BiH, SEI and other international organizations to discuss the upcoming challenges and opportunities for coal regions in BiH. The webinar included a series of short presentations with Q&A sessions.
The webinar “Transition away from coal in BiH: what does it mean, how might it be done, what can be learned from other countries?” took place on the 10 June, 13.00-15.30 (CEST).
The event has an English translation.
Introduction to the themes, speakers, and program of the day
Overview of the coal sector in BiH and trends in energy
Introduction to the concept of just transition and key lessons learned from looking at historical transitions involving major industries and the mining sector.
Introduction to the Initiative and its work in the Balkans.
Overview of Poland’s experience with elaborating territorial just transition plans
Overview of the World Bank’s coal industry engagement with BiH and
examples from the Balkan region.
Overview of the EBRD just transition initiative and the Bank’s activities on energy transitions in the Balkan region.
Reflections on the energy transition and challenges and opportunities in BiH
Moderated discussion among presenters, and some further questions invited from the audience
The development of Bosnia and Herzegovina Environmental Strategy and Action Plan 2030+ is entrusted to SEI 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.
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