Campaign against "Ombla" hydroelectric power plant

The hydropower plant planned by the Croatian electricity company HEP would involve flooding a cave with high biodiversity value that is due to be protected as part of the Natura 2000 biodiversity network when Croatia enters the European Union in 2013.


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

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.

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

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

Minister Zmajlović and Prime Minster Milanović need to “show some backbone” and reject HEPP Ombla

Publicize the results of the EIA revision and stop the construction of HEPP Ombla!

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!

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!

Citizens and NGO’s send a message from Dubrovnik – Stop HEP’s devastation of Ombla!

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!

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

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