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Freshwater Programme was established in 2004
08.04.10. 17:28
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Announcement For the call of proposals for sub-granting Advocacy NGOs networks for sustainable use of energy and natural resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey – ETNAR

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We are announcing the call for proposals under EU funded ETNAR project for the CSOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey...

Invitation to conference "EU Environmental approximation in the WB and Turkey"

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We would like to invite you at the conference EU Environmental approximation in the WB and Turkey- ETNAR Conference, that will be held at 24th to 26th September 2013 in Palic, Serbia.

Regional seminar on harmful energy projects held at Solta Island

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On Monday, July 8th a seminar on harmful energy projects in the region started at the Green Action Solar Academy at Vela Straza, island of Solta. Solar Academy is a long-term project in which Green Action, through volunteer camps, fixes up a regional training center for environmental protection in the former barracks provided for use by the Croatian Government.

ZELENA AKCIJA / FOE Croatia welcomes the EBRDs cancelation of the loan for controversial Croatian dam

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Zagreb, May 28 – Croatian electricity company HEP and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have cancelled a EUR 123, 2 million loan contract for the controversial Ombla underground hydropower plant near Dubrovnik HEP announced yesterday. In this way, implementation of this harmful project is being stopped, considerind it was highly depending on EBRD loan.

Invitation to the South Eastern Europe Regional NGO Seminar on Sustainable Energy and Transport “Dirty energy in South Eastern Europe’’

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Zelena akcija – Friends of the Earth Croatia is happy to invite you to apply for the Regional NGO seminar “Dirty Energy in South Eastern Europe”, to be held from July 08th till July 12th 2013 in the Solar Academy at Island of Šolta, near Split, in Croatia (arrival on 7th July, departure on 13th July).

Neary 40 civil society organisations have signed a letter to EBRD and Croatian Government with a demand to cancel the construction of HE Ombla!

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Neary 40 civil society organisations from whole Crotia, including the Friends of the Earth International, Bankwatch i Justice and Environment have signed a letter to EBRD and Croatian Government with a demand to cancel the construction of HE Ombla.

Dubrovnik residents vote against golf course

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Over 11,000 Dubrovnik citizens voted on Sunday, in a local referendum to save the cultural and natural heritage of the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik. 84% voted against plans to build a golf resort on the Srdj plateau above the city. Friends of the Earth Croatia is campaigning against the plan, which has links to alleged corruption and tax evasion, will come at the expense of local citizens, and will permanently damage Dubrovnik's international reputation.
30.04.13. 17:34
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Local referendum to save Dubrovnik’s heritage

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A local referendum will take place this weekend to save the cultural and natural heritage of the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik – which is under threat from plans to build a golf resort on the Srdj plateau above the city. Friends of the Earth Croatia is calling on local citizens to reject the plan, which has links to alleged corruption and tax evasion, will come at the expense of local citizens, and will permanently damage Dubrovnik's international reputation.
26.04.13. 15:17
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Strengthening environmental protection in the region - from advocacy to sustainable development!

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On January 15 in Zagreb, new regional project was introduced: Promoting sustainable energy and natural resource management. Project holder is Zelena akcija/FoE Croatia, and the project is funded by IPA program of the European Union.

ENVIRONMETAL CAMPAIGNING IN THE SOUTH EAST EUROPE

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This book is a result of the project Capacity building and networking among environmental NGOs and youth in South Eastern Europe with FOEI experience implemented by Friends of the Earth International and Zelena akcija / FoE Croatia and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Netherlands from May 2009 to April 2012

Friends of the Earth Europe support the struggle against the HE Ombla and Golf resort Srdj in Dubrovnik.

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At a press conference in Dubrovnik organised by citizen’s initative Srđ je naš, Zelena akcije/ Friends of the Earth Croatia, Friends of the Earth Europe representatives expressed the concern for the cultural and natural heritage of the UNESCO protected city of Dubrovnik. The city is threatened by planned construction of the golf resort at Srdj Platou and HE power-plant at the source of river Ombla.

3 : 1 – Reject Ombla

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Minister Zmajlović and Prime Minster Milanović need to “show some backbone” and reject HEPP Ombla
20.06.12. 11:38
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Publicize the results of the EIA revision and stop the construction of HEPP Ombla!

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Green Action activists, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, held a press conference and performance, today at 11 a.m, in front of the Croatian Government on St. Marko’s Square, demanding the Government finally publicize the results of the final revision of the EIA for HEPP Ombla and stop this ecologically harmful and economically questionable project.

Throw old environmental impact assessment studies in the trash!

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Today (15.3.2012.) precisely at noon, in front of the HEP building, Vukovarska 37, Green Action activists, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, held a press conference and performance – YESTERDAY LEŠĆE, TODAY OMBLA, TOMORROW KOSINJ – THROW OLD EIAs INTO THE TRASH!
15.03.12. 13:35
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Citizens and NGO’s send a message from Dubrovnik – Stop HEP’s devastation of Ombla!

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in Komolac at the source of the river Ombla, the initiative Srđ is Ours, Green Action activists, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Right to the City (Pravo na grad), Eko Omblići and Green Sun (Zeleno sunce) supported the citizens of the settlement near Ombla in their fight against the construction of this harmful project.

Scandalous Law on Golf Courses is no longer in force as of today (24.11.2011)!

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A law that repealed the Law on Golf Courses came into force today in Croatia. Read more...

EBRD is financing destruction of Ombla river!

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European legislation is supposed to protect biodiversity, but now a primarily European public bank is financing its destruction. Today (23.11.2011.) Croatian CSOs have reacted to EBRD loan approval for the Ombla hydropower plant in Croatia. Click for more information.

Environmental groups call on the EBRD not to finance “high risk” underground hydropower plant in Croatian cave

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Croatian and international environmental organisations (more than 30 of them) have today (26. October 2011.) called on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development not to go ahead with a planned EUR 123 million loan for the Ombla hydropower plant near Dubrovnik in Croatia, due to be approved by the bank's Board of Directors on 8th November

We want to continue to work on environmental issues in the SEE region and we need an environmental NGO network.

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Zelena akcija / FoE Croatia and Friends of the Earth International have organised Advanced training for environmental public advocacy campaigns in SEE region at Island of Solta (Croatia), from 24th to 31st July 2011.

Nature protection, hunt and poaching

  We invite you to participate our seminar, "Nature protection, hunt and poaching”, on Wednesday, April 25 at 9 a.m. at Green Action  The seminar will take place as a part of the project Green Zone Velebit, which has been organized by Green Action and supported with worldwide funds since 2001.
15.04.07. 21:00
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