Green economy in BiH – possibilities and chances

Green economy in BiH – possibilities and chances

Conference and fair
Invitation. Creator: Infohouse. Public Domain.

The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is characterized with extremely low employment rate and in such circumstances the increase in employment rates should be a fundamental political and social priority, especially among hardly employable work-capable categories of population and in areas and regions characterized by high unemployment. After unsuccessful attempts to revitalize the industry over the past 20 years, it is now time for Bosnia and Herzegovina to focus on its natural potentials. The outstanding natural resources of Bosnia and Herzegovina are largely untapped, with a small number of entrepreneurs and citizens having begun looking for ecological alternatives to create employment, as well as to provide alternative sources of income for their families. This is one of the areas where a large number of citizens are taking the initiative and successfully securing jobs without waiting for the adoption of appropriate policies by the relevant authorities. Environmental protection is good for the economy and creates jobs, according to decades of different countries’ experiences.

Does turning to a Green economy should be a strategic goal for BiH? What are the preconditions needed to ensure the essential changes necessary to secure the prosperity of BiH citizens in a healthy environment?

The conference and fair are being organized to accelerate the changes by expanding existing partnerships and initiatives to build Green economy and green jobs. The event aims to contribute to an active discussion and exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of development and improvement of Green Economy and green jobs in BiH. Experts from BiH, as well as practitioners of the green economy, will gather in order to create a forum for sharing experiences and helping the participants in the Green economy to network and create co-operation.