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Building like there is no tomorrow: (Un)sustainable energy in the Balkans and beyond

July 2, 2021 | by: Alisa Karović

Countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina do not prioritize ecology as one of the most important means of survival. Our rivers are dried for the sake of hydropower, our air is polluted, the soil is demolished. Building “dirty” energy facilities is still used as a promise of progress and new jobs, while ignoring the effect they have on our health today and our very survival tomorrow.

In this POINT Talks, called “Building like there is no tomorrow: (Un)sustainable energy in the Balkans and beyond”, we will talk with activists, relevant experts, and legislators from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union about issues like air pollution and river protection. We will take a look at how the EU solves these problems within its framework, and what it expects from the aspirant countries.

On July 7th, 2021, at 1 pm CET, we will talk with:

  • Lejla Kusturica, executive director of Atelier for Community Transformation (ACT);
  • Zuzana Vachůnová from the NGO Arnika;
  • Pippa Gallop from Bankwatch;
  • Nikol Krejčova from Greenpeace Czech Republic;
  • Jutta Paulus, member of the European Parliament (The Greens/EFA)

To follow this panel discussion via Zoom please register HERE.

You will also be able to follow this session through Point Talks platform, and via FB live stream on pointconference page.

Participants can check-in on FB event, and they will get a notification before the live event starts.


After a year of the pandemic in which we, unfortunately, could not have the conference in the traditional way, POINT is coming back in 2021 in a new online format – “POINT Talks”. We want to ensure that the POINT initiative continues to live and grow until all the conditions are met to organize the live POINT Conference. During previous editions of the POINT conference, electoral processes and elections in many countries have been the focus of numerous presentations and panel discussions, so we decided to make this topic the first topic of the month at POINT Talks.