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UNDP Backs Launch of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s First Interactive Solar Atlas

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has played a pivotal role in the launch of the first Interactive Solar Atlas in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a landmark tool unveiled at the United Nations premises in Sarajevo

In a significant move towards renewable energy, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina has facilitated the launch of the country’s first Interactive Solar Atlas (ISA). Officially presented at the UN premises in Sarajevo, this tool was developed under the “SolarCET” project, with financial backing from the Slovak Ministry of Finance.

Raduška Cupać, Energy and Environment Sector Leader at UNDP BiH, extended thanks to Slovakia for its financial contribution and to the Independent System Operator (NOS) in BiH for adopting ISA. She emphasized the atlas’s role in supporting the transition to renewable energy sources for the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, contributing to a reduction in fossil fuel reliance and promoting a sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

Raduška Cupać, Energy and Environment Sector Leader at UNDP BiH

Nemanja Pandurević, General Director of NOS, highlighted the national commitment to renewable energy as per international agreements like the Paris Agreement and the Sofia Declaration. “With ambitious targets set in our National Energy and Climate Plans up to 2030, we aim to shift from thermal power to solar energy, and ISA is a critical tool in achieving these goals,” he stated.

Patrik Turošík, chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic

The web-based ISA provides updated and accessible data that is essential for both citizens and investors interested in solar energy, thus facilitating a positive investment environment. Patrik Turošík, chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, also praised the solar atlas as a vital step towards a sustainable future for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In addition, the SolarCET project has collaborated with local governments in Mostar, Cazin, Gradiška, and Prijedor to develop financial mechanisms and subsidize the installation of solar systems for residential use, further bolstering the country’s commitment to renewable energy adoption.

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