Ensure environmental sustainability
BiH is blessed with natural beauty and pristine landscapes. Growing pollution and a general disregard for the environment threatens this inherence. Sadly, policy responses have been incoherent and the technical capacity to deal with environmental problems remains low.
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The National Environmental Action Plan stipulates steps to harmonize legislation and standards, and monitor activities to avoid environmental degradation. As significant in amenity and quality of life terms is the prevalence of mines and unexploded ordinances. It is disquieting that, as yet, only 5-10% of known mine fields have been cleared. A re-doubling of efforts is required if we in BiH, are even to entertain the possibility of securing a mine-free future. This will require both resources and organization, and at the same time coordination of extensive de-mining efforts.
The latest MDG Progress Report findings: