Croatia among the worst in waste management in the EU - 62 organizations sent a proposal of the solution to the Ministry

Coalition informally called "Zero Waste Croatia'' consisting of 44 environmental organizations gathered in Green Forum and 18 other NGOs and citizen initiatives sent today a common suggestion to create a new proposal of Waste Management Implementation Plan. Associations welcome the announcement of the new environment minister to abandon the harmful burning of trash and building of regional centers for mixed waste and require that the proposal of the Plan incorporate efficient measures of reducing, reusing, separation and recycling of waste. These measures are based on the concept of zero wa...
22.03.16. 09:24

Balkan protests show need for more EU action on air pollution – new analyses

Thousands of people took to the streets of Skopje, Pljevlja, Tuzla and other cities across the Western Balkans in December to demand action on chronic air pollution plaguing their communities. A new briefing paper shows that to a large degree these recurring smog incidents are the result of national authorities' protracted inaction. Yet, air quality could be dramatically improved if two EU directives are transposed into the Energy Community Treaty, according to two legal analyses also released today.
01.03.16. 15:36
Energy and climate change

The spreading of dialogue for action against climate change in Croatia

At Monday , 29. February, in the cinema ''Europa'' Friends of the Earth Croatia has organised a panel discussion on the theme of linking the various actors in terms of action against climate change and the premiere of the film "Ovo mijenja sve / This changes everything" inspired by the book by Naomi Klein.

„This Changes Everything“ - panel discussion and free screening of a documentary inspired by Naomi Klein

Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia invites you to a panel discussion and free premiere of "This changes everything" (according to the book by Canadian author Naomi Klein), to be held on February 29th in Kino Europa (Cinema Europe) in Zagreb.

FoE Croatia got Zero Waste in Croatia moving! 7 municipalities adopted Zero Waste Strategy!

Representatives of the city of Prelog and six surrounding municipalities today signed the European “Zero Waste 2020” strategy at a conference in Prelog organised by NGO Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia and the communal waste company PRE-KOM. By signing the strategy, the local authorities – which are already leaders in sustainable waste management in Croatia – have committed to meet the ambitious goal of 70% separately collected waste by 2020.
25.02.16. 15:44

Zagreb: EU Capital of trash!

Green Action / FoE Croatia activists organized a protest performance just before a City hall meeting on 18th February, saying Zagreb is undoubtedly the worst European capital regarding waste management!
23.02.16. 18:14

International action in Plomin: activists called on the Croatian Government to give up on coal import and the construction of "Plomin C"

On February 17th, activists formed a human chain in front of the coal power plant in Plomin in Croatia and hanged a banner saying: "The price of coal? Our lives".
19.02.16. 15:38
Energy and climate change

Call for films for the third E?! Environmental Film Festival!

Do you shoot documentaries about environmental issues and you’d like them to be seen? We’re deciding on the film programme for the third E?! Environmental Film Festival in Zagreb, April 2016, and we’re interested in your film!
03.02.16. 16:33
Activist group

Coalition of 54 organisations tells Croatian Ministry: No to mixing and burning waste!

The 'Zero Waste Croatia' coalition, made up of 54 environmental NGOs lead by Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia has today submitted joint comments on the draft national Waste Management Plan 2015-2021. The groups are calling on the Ministry of Environmental Protection to give up the concept of mixing and incinerating waste and instead to base the plan on reducing, re-using and recycling waste. Such measures, based on the zero waste concept, would be in line with the waste hierarchy, protect the environment, and avoid harming people's health.
20.10.15. 13:19

European environmental groups call for protection of Sutjeska National park

At a press conference held at Hotel Bosna representatives of environmental NGOs called on the Government of Republic of Srpska to meaningfully protect Sutjeska National park, a unique pearl of the European landscape that is threatened by planned hydropower plants