A sustainable transition in Banovići

As part of BiH SuTra Programme Component 2 (PC2), Supporting the Transition of Coal Regions in BiH, four regions have been selected as pilot areas: Banovići, Breza, Ugljevik and Živinice. This page gathers information, news and updates about the Municipality of Banovići and its process of developing transition plans.

A sustainable transition in Banovići
Photo: Courtesy of Municipality of Banovići

Invitation to participate

When the Municipality of Banovići organised its visioning forum in November 2023, Bego Gutić, the Mayor of Banovići explained the involvement with BiH SuTra; “The first phase focuses on education, while the second phase involves collaborative efforts with SEI to develop project documentation for two proposed initiatives. The primary project aims at improving water supply through the construction of a primary water supply network in Banovići Municipality. The second project involves transforming the heating system in Banovići".

Read his invitation to participate in this process here (in local language).

What do you think your municipality will look like in 2050? Help us shape the vision! Here is a link to an ongoing survey:


Draft vision for 2050

The draft vision has been created, see below:

Want to find out more about the visioning process?

On 1st of November 2023, the Municipality of Banovići hosted a forum to shape the collective "Vision 2050", you can read the minutes from this forum here (in local language).

You can also find out more and see some photos from the event in this news story: ”Building a better tomorrow: Banovići's vision for a sustainable community”.

About PC2:

Supporting the Transition of Coal Regions in BiH aims to support the local bottom-up approach for creating Transition Plans and implementing comprehensive transition policies in local governments in coal regions in BiH, including just transition, decarbonization and circular economy.

Read more here.