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cesd center for environmentally sustainable development civil society and evnironment in b h
CESDCenter for Environmentally Sustainable Development- Civil Society and Evnironment in B&H
what is cesd
What is CESD?
  • The CESD is a non-governmental organization, which contributes to environmentally sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through raising awareness activities, human resources development and education.
  • CESD is a member of and
what is focus of cesd
What is focus of CESD?
  • One aspect of CESD's work is developing the programs for involvement of local communities in different environmental problems and their regional cooperation. Particular emphasis has been given to building bridges between industry, government, local and scientific community.
  • Besides that, CESD encourages companies to adopt business practice and technologies, which would help them to achieve effective reduction of waste flows and emissions generated in production processes.
what are cesd activities
What are CESD activities?
  • Organization of trainings, education and awareness raising programs on environmental protection, sustainable development and sustainable tourism;
  • Linking the interests and actions of all entities interested in the development and promotion of environmental culture, tourism and natural heritage;
what are cesd activities1
What are CESD activities?
  • Participation in decision making process and monitoring of implementation of environmental policies (National Environmental Action Plan, Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, National Action Plan for Reduction of Pollution from Land based Sources, etc.);
  • Organization of environmental campaigns (Say No to Plastic Bags, Environmental “Campaign for Day Without Cars” 22. September, Environmental Campaign aimed at raising awareness regarding overuse of drinking water).
what are cesd activities2
What are CESD activities?
  • Cooperation with appropriate competent authorities and organizations in the fields of education, economy, tourism, and social activities on the tasks and issues of interest for the sustainable environmental development;
  • Publishing of leaflets and brochures about environmental protection, sustainable development and sustainable tourism;
  • Promotion of cleaner production towards decision makers and industry;
cesd projects
CESD projects

In past period CESD has directed its efforts on 4 main group of activities:

  • implementation of projects related to integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC),
  • implementation of projects related to raising of public environmental awareness,
  • organization of training and education programs for administrative bodies, industry, NGOs, media, education institutions and other key stakeholders in environmental protection, and
  • development of environmental studies and reports.
cesd projects selection
CESD projects’ selection:
  • Environmental Public Awareness Project,EC CARDS project (2005-2007)
  • Sustainable Management of Vrelo Bosne Protected Area, EU Grant Scheme for Support to Civil Society Active in the Field of Environment (2005-2006)
  • Urgent Strengthening of Environmental Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Section 3 - Environmental Impact Assessment, World Bank - METAP, May 2002 - December 2002
  • Pollution reduction at source – priority action in National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) for BiH, REC BiH Small Grant, 2001/2002
cesd projects selection studies
CESD projects’ selection - studies:
  • Study on State of textile industry in BiH as a contribution to the RAC/CP project Pollution Prevention Opportunities in the Textile Industry in MAP Countries, 2001
  • Case study on introduction of CP in small slaughterhouse industry in Semizovac (BiH), World Bank, Robert McNamara Fellowship Program, 2001
  • National report for Danube Regional Project named Strengthening Implementation of Nutrient Reduction Measures and Transboundary Co-Operation in the Danube River Basin, 2000
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CESD projects’ selection - studies:
  • Strategic Environmental Analysis for Bosnia and Herzegovina for Swedish International development Agency (SIDA), with REC CO BiH, 2000
  • Input to UNDP Study on Capacity Development Needs, identifying the priorities for Sustainable Development of Industrial Sector and critical capacity constraints limiting ability to address priorities, 2000
  • Study on State of Cleaner Production in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a contribution to the project State of CP in Mediterranean Countries, 2000
cesd projects selection studies2
CESD projects’ selection - studies:
  • Study on Free Trade and Environment in Euro-Mediterranean Context - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Textile Industry Sectoral Study in cooperation with the Blue Plan for Mediterranean Regional Activity Canter, France, 2000
  • Preparation of report on state of industrial development in Bosnia and Herzegovina for PAP/RAC- ICS UNIDO Workshop on the Analyses of the Industrial Component in the Coastal Areas of the Adriatic Sea, March 2000
  • Involvement in preparation of National Environmental Action Plans
cesd projects selection trainings and workshops
CESD projects’ selection – Trainings and workshops:
  • Round tables “Water and soil protection measures from agricultural activities”, Austrian Cooperation Office and REC B&H, 2004 - 2005
  • Course "Possibilities of prevention of appearance and reduction of waste from slaughtering industry”, in cooperation with RAC/CP Barcelona, Sarajevo, 2004
  • Series of 5 workshops on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for 125 representatives of municipal bodies responsible for licensing and environmental NGOs from whole BiH, USAID/WL project, 2004.
  • Training on “How to Prepare an Environmental & Social Review for SEED SMEs clients”, December, 2003
  • Series of workshops on Environmental Impact Assessment for entity and state level, December, 2003
  • Training Module “National Training for Environmental Inspectors” - WHO Project, November, 2003
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CESD projects’ selection – Trainings and workshops:
  • National training on reduction of nutrients and hazardous matters in Danube river basin, April, 2003.
  • Training on methodology for analysis and diagnosis of industrial processes with the aim to introduce cleaner production (Minimization Opportunity Environmental Diagnosis- MOED methodology), March, 2003
  • Training - Theoretical Module 2. Role of Government in Industrial Environmental Management, February, 2003
  • Training - Theoretical Module 1 entitled Introduction to Cleaner Production, in the framework of LIFE project, November 2002
  • Workshop on Role of Government in Industrial Sustainable Development, Sarajevo, June, 2002
  • Workshop Pollution reduction at source – priority action in National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) for BiH, Sarajevo, February 2002
cesd projects selection public awareness raising
CESD projects’ selection - Public awareness raising :
  • Waste reduction campaign: "If not you, who?", EU Grant Scheme for Support to Civil Society Active in the Field of Environment, 2006-2007
  • Increasing public awareness of farmers on application of fertilizers, 2004-2005
  • Building a Partnership in Local Community against Nutrient Pollution, UNDP/GEF Danube regional Project, 2004-2005
  • Local Environmental Action Plan for Municipality Stari Grad, Sarajevo, Austrian Cooperation & REC BiH, 2004-2005
  • Campaign "Say NO to plastic bags", Canton Sarajevo, Ministry of Physical Planning and Environment, 2003- 2004
  • Involvement of Local Communities in Mine Water Pollution Control, regional project 2002-2003
other items of interest
Other items of interest
  • National focal point for Cleaner Production (for MAP/RAC/CP)
  • National focal point for Danube Environmental Forum– DEF
  • www.coor.ba
final remarks
FINAL REMARKS
  • CSO proposed activities :
    • Educational programs (Establishment of eco schools, education centers, organization of outdoor schools, trainings of trainers, training of volunteers, etc.)
    • Awareness and responsibility of the public (i.e. Promotion of water saving, Lobbying for construction of WWTPs, Introduction of reuse of waste, Promotion of organic waste composting, Promotion of efficient energy use, Introduction of alternative energy sources, Protection of natural resources, Development of healthy food production, Creation of basic conditions for eco tourism, Establishment of Eco police for children, Formation of protected areas etc. )
    • Specific actions
final remarks1
FINAL REMARKS
  • Media proposed activities :
    • Creation of serials of radio or TV raising awareness program of local or regional character
    • Creation of radio broadcast shows aiming to support advocacy actions
    • Creation of radio dramas aimed to raise awareness of public
    • Creation of radio or TV quiz show on environmental issues
    • Publishing specialized environmental magazines aimed to educate pupils
    • Capacity building for journalists: How to report on environmental issues and How to animate the public to protect environment
    • Support to media monitoring and analyses with the aim to asses the level of coverage of environmental issues by media.
final remarks2
FINAL REMARKS
  • Education proposed activities :
    • Support to training of teachers to work on the improvement of their teaching skills in field of environment
    • Support to the existing school network to facilitate the integration of the environmental issues within the teaching process of all subjects
    • Support to provide educational material that can be used by teachers to integrate environmental issues in their subjects on different class grades with ideas, practical examples, experiences etc.