A sustainable transition in Ugljevik

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 Ugljevik and its process of developing transition plans.

A sustainable transition in Ugljevik
Photo: Courtesy of the Municipality of Ugljevik

Invitation to participate

Vanja Zekić, deputy mayor of Ugljevik municipality, shared the municipality's unique challenges and hopes for the future at the visioning event in October 2023, saying: “We live in a municipality rich in coal, which is vital for our community's livelihood. However, we face ecological concerns related to pollution and the eventual depletion of our coal reserves. The BiH SuTra programme aims to offer innovative ideas to ensure a sustainable and prosperous life for our citizens in the years to come."

Read the invitation by the mayor of Ugljevik 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 12 October 2023, the municipality of Ugljevik 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: “Shaping the future together: Ugljevik 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.