Bosnia and Herzegovina needs to improve its air quality and air quality management before it can meet requirements for entry to the EU. According to the WHO, Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of Europe’s most polluted countries and has some of the worst air quality in the world. A WHO study shows that the country faces 79.8 premature deaths per 100 000 population due to poor air quality. In other countries, for example in Sweden, the death rate is much lower, with a corresponding figure of 7.2 premature deaths per 100 000 people.
This week, the Serbian Minister of Environmental Protection, Goran Trivan and the Swedish Ambassador in Serbia, Jan Lundin, signed an agreement marking the continuation of the ENVAP3 project.
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has opened research calls within four areas: management of invasive alien species, sustainable consumption, applied environmental economics, and contaminated sediments.
The Swedish EPA follows the situation with the coronavirus and acts in accordance with recommendations from Swedish authorities.
A Special thank note to Sweden and other actors who are supporting the fight against pollution and work on environmental reforms in Serbia, from the Minister of environmental protection in Serbia on World Environment Day.
This year´s theme is ‘Beat Air Pollution’. Around 7 million people globally die prematurely due to air pollution each year.
Sweden cooperates with several countries to contribute to the global work on environment and climate. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Swedish EPA) is now publishing a report in which activities from 2018 are being presented.
Sweden and Kosovo have launched a project that will support Kosovo in completing the Kosovo environment program (KEP).
During 2019, Swedish EPA plans to engage with four additional countries and continue the dialogue with current partners.
The global production of synthetic textiles has increased from 10 to 72 million tonnes per year (Eunomia 2016). Washing of these textiles is one of the sources of microplastic fibres that has raised increased concern.
Learn more about a two-team innovation competition to reach zero emissions in the infrastructure sector. The Swedish EPA is hosting a side event about innovation and circularity the 10th of December at the Nordic pavilion at the climate talks COP24.
Outdoor air pollution is ranked as one of the ten most common causes of death around the world today. Each year, more than four million people die prematurely as a result of poor air quality. The steps that international organisations can take to speed up efforts to improve air quality and limit the global effects on health was the starting point for a three-day conference in Gothenburg.