Health groups call on the leaders of the Western Balkan countries to harmonize national air quality standards with the World Health Organization Global air quality guidelines. Health experts should be actively involved in these decision-making processes to ensure the timely integration of public health measures into environmental policies. Compliance with WHO recommendations brings multiple benefits – reduced incidence of chronic diseases and premature deaths, reduced overall health costs and, most importantly, better health and higher productivity of people.
HEAL, together with Eco-Team Montenegro, Green Home Montenegro, and Sustainable Energy has sent a letter to Janez Kopač, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, to express concerns over Montenegro’s non-compliance of the opt-out provision for the Pljevlja power plant.
Full letter here