CESD Center for Environmentally Sustainable Development - Civil Society and Evnironment in B&H. What is CESD ?.
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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.
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.
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).
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;
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
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
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
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. )