A sustainable transition in Živinice

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 City of Živinice and its process of developing transition plans.

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

Invitation to participate

When the City of Živinice organised its visioning forum in October 2023, Alija Nurkić, advisor to the Mayor, opened the forum by saying; “For us, it's not just a symbolic countdown to midnight; it's already past midnight by five minutes. The BiH SuTra programme has proven to be important support, providing us with new skills and facilitating the exchange of vital experiences. This initiative perfectly aligns with our vision for the future, and we eagerly embrace the knowledge it offers, guiding us toward a sustainable and green tomorrow".

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

What do you think your city 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 18th of October 2023, the City of Živinice 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: Vision 2050”: Živinice's journey from coal to clean energy”.

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.