Supporting local communities and activists - November 2015

26.11.2015 - Bosnia and Herzegovina

During November 2015; Arnika (CZ) and EkoForum Zenica (BiH) are conducting a series of meetings with citizens that live in areas most affected by pollution. The documentarists Martin Bartkovský and Adelina Grafika managed to capture the current adverse environmental situation in town as the winter approaching has brought along frequent inversions. Living conditions in city of Zenica are quite challenging as the ArcelorMittal steelworks, the main industrial facility and at the same time the main polluter, are now operating for almost a full year regardless of the expired environmental permits. The common goal of the two organisations is to raise awareness about the adverse effects of pollution to both environment and human health and show the citizens a way out of a dead end. This is why we prepared two new publications, listing health hazards connected to environmental pollution and advising on possible ways how to fight pollution: What can we do to decrease pollution? and Pollution and health (download in Bosnian).

Citizens seeking guidance of their legal steps to fight pollution are invited to the Aarhus consultation centre in Zenica which is open for consultations and professional assistance not only at the Open Doors Day.

Photo: Adelina Grafika / /

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