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Letter: Swift action on Contracting Parties’ failure to reduce emissions for coal plants under NERP

The Health & Environment Alliance, Europe Beyond Coal, Climate Action Network Europe, Belgrade Open School, The Green Tank, Centar za ekologiju i energiju and CEKOR have written a letter to Janez Kopač, Director, Energy Community Secretariat, to express  serious concerns about the failure of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia in reducing emissions from large combustion plants, including coal power plants, as foreseen under the National Emission Reductions Plans (NERP). 
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Independent data highlights air pollution crisis in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dust pollution in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been twice the legal limit on two thirds of monitored days in 2018 and caused over one hundred premature deaths in adults during the year, according to independent new data published today in the report 'Lifting the Smog' by CEE Bankwatch Network, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Center for Ecology and Energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Press release: EU action on Western Balkans’ chronic coal pollution is a unique opportunity to improve health and productivity

Sixteen outdated coal power plants in the Western Balkans are a public health and economic liability for the whole of Europe, with people in the EU bearing the majority of the health impacts and costs, according to a new report by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Sandbag, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network and Europe Beyond Coal. The European Union (EU) needs to use all of the tools available to improve health, prolong lives, save health costs and increase productivity both in the EU and in the Western Balkan region.
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