A sustainable transition in Breza

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 Breza and its process of developing transition plans.

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

Invitation to participate

The mayor of Breza, Vedad Jusić, has been actively engaged in the visioning process that took place in October 2023, and says; "Breza, as a local community, is at the heart of numerous energy transition projects aiming to familiarize the population and relevant stakeholders with the upcoming changes. We are committed to following guidelines to ensure a fair transition by 2050, safeguarding jobs, local economic development, and the residents' presence in our area. Collaborating with our partners and international organizations, we are learning how to transform our existing resources into a promising, eco-friendly, and economically sustainable future that ensures the well-being of everyone residing here."

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 11 October 2023, the municipality of Breza 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: ”Engaging the community: Breza municipality's “Vision 2050””.

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.