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The City of Mostar created Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2016-20120

The city of Mostar has created Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2016-2020 which gives the proposed measures and actions needed to reduce CO2 emission in the area of the city for 22 % by 2020, compared to the reference year 2014, said on Thursday Mostar City Administration.

"This action plan shows clearly the way where and how we can safely go as local government, by responsible implementation of sustainable energy policy," said Darko Knezović, the Coordinator for Energy Efficiency Projects in the City of Mostar, noting that at the beginning of February this year there is going to be a round table on the topic of energy efficiency in the city of Mostar, with particular reference to the energy action plan for sustainable development of the city of Mostar from 2016 to 2020.

 "We are planning to start with a series of six workshops for the citizens of Mostar on the topic of energy efficiency , in cooperation with the Centre for Development and Support (CRP) from Tuzla. We have a full range of energy projects of renovation in public buildings in the city, and soon there is going to be a detailed audit of all primary schools and it will be fully financed by the Fund for Environmental Protection of HNC, "said Knezović, emphasizing that currently the preparation of the implementation of a detailed energy audit of public lighting, also co-financed by the Fund for Environmental Protection of HNC, is ongoing.

Planned measures, energy consumption and emissions are monitored separately for six sectors, namely: buildings, transport, public lighting, solid waste, water supply and renewable energy sources. Total CO2 emission of the observed sector, in the city of Mostar for the base year 2014, amounted to 380,504 tCO2e,  with buildings having the highest proportion of 54 percent, followed by transport with 29 percent, 10 percent of municipal waste, transit transport 4 percent, public lighting 2 percent, while the lowest share has the water sector with only 1 percent.

In accordance with the results of the energy analysis, most of the measures to reduce emissions CO2 is related to building sector (11 measures), followed by the transport sector (9), the sector of public lighting (3), in the sector of water supply (2) and the renewable energy sector (1 measure), for a total of 26 SEAP proposed measures.

 " The City of Mostar, through  the large number of projects, has joined implementation of proactive energy policy in order to improve energy efficiency and reduce harmful effects on the environment and raising awareness among citizens about the necessity of efficient use of energy" said  mayor of Mostar Ljubo Bešlić.

He added that the city administration opted for energy sustainable development of the city on the principles of energy efficiency, sustainable building and renewable energy.

  "Sustainable Energy Action Plan for the city of Mostar by 2020 supports that vision," he stressed.

 By the Decision of the City Council of Mostar (October 20, 2011) on the adoption of the initiative Covenant of Mayors on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission by at least 20 % by 2020, the city of Mostar has expressed its readiness to draw up an action plan for energy sustainable development of the city of Mostar. After the decision, the preparation of the Covenant of Mayors initiative of the European Commission was launched in January 2008 in order to connect European cities in a permanent network for the exchange of experience in improving the energy efficiency of urban areas and reduce CO2 emissions for more than 20 %.


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