Ombla (subterranean river)

Ombla must be protected, not flooded!

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Yesterday the consultancy firms Oikon and Geonatura presented a new nature impact assessment study for the environmentally and economically risky Ombla hydropower plant in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The study had been commissioned by project promoter HEP at the request of the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection and was met with a full hall of members of the public.

Public Discussion: „Ombla – Croatian pearl of the world“ held in Dubrovnik

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On Monday, April 14th Green Action organized a public discussion in Dubrovnik entitled ' Ombla - Croatian pearl of the world ' .
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PUBLIC DISCUSSION: OMBLA - CROATIAN PEARL OF THE WORLD

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MONDAY, 14/04/2014, 18:00 to 20:30 hours in the hall of JOHN PAUL II, Poljana Paska Miličevića, Dubrovnik.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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