Clean Air Regions Initiative

Declaration of the Clean Air Regions Initiative 

Recognising the pressing need to tackle air pollution, the Mayors of the municipalities signing the Declaration of the Clean Air Regions Initiative decided jointly to strive to

  • develop, adopt and maintain Local Air Quality Action Plans with ambitious local air quality targets, policies and measures,
  • support and actively contribute to the achievement of the aims of the Clean Air Regions Initiative,
  • share experiences and learn about other regions’ and municipalities’ progress and achievements by actively participating in the Clean Air Regions Forum and Working Group.

The Initiative, started in 2021, is open-ended and municipalities that identify with its goals have the possibility to join upon their own motion.

Signatory municipalities

Lukavac municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Maglaj municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Živinice municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Banovići municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Bitola municipality, North Macedonia
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Kakanj municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Pljevlja municipality, Montenegro
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Korça municipality, Albania
DECLARATION WEBSITE 
Novi Sad municipality, Serbia
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Tuzla municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Niš municipality, Serbia
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Podgorica municipality, Montenegro
DECLARATION WEBSITE 

 

Plans, actions and activities
 

  • Local Air Quality Plans

    Local Air Quality Plans

    The purpose of Local Air Quality Action Plans (LAQPs) is to identify the main pollution sources as well as the possible measures and the zones to be addressed by them. The participating municipalities receive technical support from the Secretariat and the WBGC both in the development and implementation phases of LAQPs.

    In September 2021, a Boot Camp was organized, where participants came together to learn about the concept and practical details of air quality planning. In autumn 2021, a series of webinars was organized by the Secretariat and the WBGC on different topics related to air quality management.

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  • Capacity building trainings

    Capacity building trainings

    The Secretariat and the Western Balkans Green Center are supporting participating municipalities in developing their Local Air Quality Action Plans through regular trainings, capacity-building and networking events. During these events, participating municipalities can exchange good practices and experience with their European counterparts, listen to trainings on the introduction of measures capable of reducing pollution into the air in the most critical sources of pollution such as domestic heating, industry and traffic. Furthermore, the events include presentations from representatives of international organisations and the civil and business sector on topics like data collection, public participation and air pollution data measurement technologies.

     

    Fourth Clean Air Regions Initiative Training

    Date Focus
    16 DEC 2021 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

     

    Third Clean Air Regions Initiative Training

    Date Focus
    23 NOV 2021 Air Quality Monitoring and best practices

     

    Second Clean Air Regions Initiative Training

    Date Focus
    28 OCT 2021 Importance of zoning in Air Quality Planning

     

    First Clean Air Regions Initiative Training

    Date Focus
    8 - 9 SEPT 2021 Introducing CARI; the concept of AQP, writing, adoption, implementation and showcasing best practices