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Bosnia and Herzegovina

TOTAL POPULATION

3.6 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

22,200 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

6,245,900 kt Europe and Central Asia, YEAR 2014

"A conditional 23% reduction on business-as-usual levels by 2030.” 

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Gozo Biova donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Elizabet Zhivkova donated € 200 to Help Build a Sustainable Art Community in Ghana . Microplastics: Macroproblems donated € 190 to In Your Face . Robby Block donated € 200 to In Your Face . Kanfideni Raissa donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Laurent Cousinier donated € 100 to Help Small Forest Owners in France Maintain Their Land . Rolf Jansen donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . Thomas Kerby donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . thomas kerby donated € 170 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Bosnia and Herzegovina possess some of the last virtually untouched nature settings in Europe. Overall, close to 50% of Bosnia and Herzegovina is forested. Despite its very low level of protection (only about 3%), some forests have been preserved in their authentic states.

Perućica forest is one of the last old-growth forests in Europe, whilst the Sava river is the last free-flowing (dam-free) river in Europe and is today the target of controversial hydropower projects. Bosnia and Herzegovina is the last remaining green stronghold for many European and Balkan species.

Although only 5% of Bosnia and Herzegovina is covered by protected area status, it is one of the most biodiverse countries in Europe – home to more than 5,000 species and subspecies of plants. Many species (some cute, some less cute) like the garden dormouse, the Eurasian beaver and even the European otter are part of the country’s rich ecosystems.

Risks related to climate change were highlighted by the floods that took place throughout Southeast Europe in May 2014. The rainfall was the heaviest ever recorded in 120 years and caused an estimated 15 per cent of the Bosnia’s GDP in damage and caused more than 2,000 landslides. Precipitations have become rarer and much more erratic. Bosnian pride themselves in the wilderness of their land. An old Bosnian saying translates as “beautiful words don't put porridge in the pot.” Same goes for climate action.

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DATA INSIGHTS

Bosnia and Herzegovina is classified as an upper middle-income country by the World Bank. The history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk provides useful insights into  Bosnia and Herzegovina’s position in the fight against climate change. The following plots provide an overview of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

Bosnia and Herzegovina Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Bosnia and Herzegovina Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s performance on sustainable development

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s performance on sustainable development

Bosnia and Herzegovina Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)
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