A clean environment is a human right

Today is International Human Rights Day.

UN Council The main UN human rights body has voted overwhelmingly to recognize the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.

In 2021 the UN has also appointed an expert to monitor human rights in the context of a climate emergency.

Global recognition of this right will help empower local communities to protect their livelihoods, health and culture against environmental degradation, and will help governments develop stronger and more coherent human rights laws and policies.

Communitu Development Fund – CDF

Embassy of Sweden in Pristina


Partners in Action – PACT

Exhibition: recycling and upcycling in the fashion industry

️Did you know that plastic and textile waste can be useful? DYVO and “Let’s Do it Peja”, are transforming them into fashionable, stylish and stylish clothes and accessories.

Europe House in Kosovo is organizing the interactive exhibition “Redesign and recycling in the fashion industry”, where in addition to seeing fashion products created from plastic and recycled and redesigned textiles, you will learn more about the amount of plastic you carry by yourself, and you will be informed about creative ways you can reuse plastic.

International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated

To mark the International Day of Migratory Birds, Wildlife Albanian Photographers (WAPH) organizes a three-day exhibition, which will be held in Prizren, from 05.11.2021 starting at 13: 00h.

Why October 24th Is Global Climate Action Day?

Yesterday the world comemorated the Global Action Day. This is an invitation to help build a movement – to take one day and use it to stop the climate crisis. On Oct. 24, we will stand together as one planet and call for a fair global climate treaty. United by a common call to action, we’ll make it clear: the world needs an international plan that meets the latest science and gets us back to safety.

And we now now have a number to express our peril: 350. NASA’s James Hansen and a team of other scientists recently published a series of papers showing that we need to cut the amount of carbon in the atmosphere from its current 387 parts per million to 350 or less if we wish to “maintain a planet similar to that on which civilization developed.” No one knew that number a year ago—but now it’s clear that 350 might well be the most important number for the future of the planet, a north star to guide our efforts as we remake the world. If we can swiftly get the planet on track to get to 350, we can still avert the worst effects of climate change.

If we all do our job, every nation will know the question they’ll be asked when they put forth a plan: will this get the planet back on the path to 350? This will only work with the help of a global movement—and it’s starting to bubble up everywhere. Farmers in Cameroon, students in China, even World Cup skiers have already helped spread the word about 350. Churches have rung their bells 350 times; Buddhist monks have formed a huge 350 with their bodies against the backdrop of Himalayas. 350 translates across every boundary of language and culture. It’s clear and direct, cutting through the static and it lays down a firm scientific line. On October 24, we’ll all stand behind 350–a universal symbol of climate safety and of the world we need to create. And at the end of the day, we’ll all upload photos from our events to the 350.org website and send these pictures around the world.

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (resolution 49/114).
The principal aim of the Montreal Protocol is to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and consumption of substances that deplete it, with the ultimate objective of their elimination on the basis of developments in scientific knowledge and technological information. It is structured around several groups of ozone-depleting substances. The groups of chemicals are classified according to the chemical family and are listed in annexes to the Montreal Protocol text. The Protocol requires the control of nearly 100 chemicals, in several categories. For each group or annex of chemicals, the Treaty sets out a timetable for the phase-out of production and consumption of those substances, with the aim of eventually eliminating them completely.
The timetable set by the Protocol applies to consumption of ozone depleting substances. Consumption is defined as the quantities produced plus imported, less those quantities exported in any given year. There is also a deduction for verified destruction. Percentage reductions relate to the designated base-line year for the substance. The Protocol does not forbid the use of existing or recycled controlled substances beyond the phase-out dates.
There are a few exceptions for essential uses where no acceptable substitutes have been found, for example, in metered dose inhalers (MDI) commonly used to treat asthma and other respiratory problems or halon fire-suppression systems used in submarines and aircraft.
Implementation of the Montreal Protocol
Implementation of the Montreal Protocol progressed well in developed and developing countries. All phase-out schedules were adhered to in most cases, some even ahead of schedule. Attention focused initially on chemicals with higher ozone-depletion potentials including CFCs and halons. The phase-out schedule for HCFCs was more relaxed due to their lower ozone-depletion potentials and because they have also been used as transitional substitutes for CFCs.
The HCFC phase-out schedule was introduced in 1992 for developed and developing countries, the latter with a freeze in 2015, and final phase-out by 2030 in developed countries and 2040 in developing countries. In 2007, Parties to the Montreal Protocol decided to accelerate the HCFC phase-out schedule for both developed and developing countries.
Universal ratification
On 16th September 2009, the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol became the first treaties in the history of the United Nations to achieve universal ratification.
Kigali Amendment
The Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer reached agreement at their 28th Meeting of the Parties on 15 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Organization for the protection and regeneration of Kosovo forests

29 July, Kino ARMATA.

Do you know how many forest areas we are losing every day in Kosovo?

– Are you aware of what has happened to our forests in the last 20 years

These are some of the questions that prompted us to research and make a deeper analysis of the state of forests in Kosovo. Using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and using satellite imagery from the European Space Agency, we have learned that the state of forests in Kosovo in the last 20 years is alarming.

It costs us our future, health and the loss of fresh air. Why is this happening in our mountains?

This invisible danger is silently robbing us of our future.

The time has come to act as if we are taking our last breath!

But it is not too late!

Unite as individuals, businesses and governments! Let us unite and protect the forests we have left, and regenerate what we have lost. We can ensure a healthy future and clean air for all. We can develop the economy in harmony with the rich nature!

We invite you to join us in #MoseMerrMalin – a public event which marks the beginning of our movement for the Protection and Regeneration of Kosovo forests. With you we will share the research done and the interactive map which visually explains the loss of our forests in the last 20 years.

The event will start with the presentation of #MoseMerrMalin and will continue with an interactive discussion with the guests:
Indira Kartallozi – Founder and Leader of SLK
Fitore Pacolli – Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Rural Development, Environment & Infrastructure
Granit Gashi – Heinrich Böll Foundation, Activist
Nermin Mahmuti – Executive Director at Community Development Fund, CDF
Faruk Foniqi – Geographer / GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist, IGGTK
moderated by Mentor Dida – Leadership and Welfare Trainer
Join in this discussion!


This deforestation research was led by Sustainability Leadership Kosovo (SLK) in collaboration with the Institute for GIS and Geospatial Technology of Kosovo @IGGTK in Kosovo, CorrelAid and MasterStory in the Netherlands. The movement name and material of #MoseMerrMalin was inspired by activists participating in the #CreAct project supported by the Community Development Fund – CDF as part of the HumanRightivism Project.

Drini Day 2021 is celebrated

Most beautiful moments teens have experiened during the celebration of Drini Day 2021. They had the opportunity to learn how to paint and how to catch fish. Also they experienced sailing with a boat and biking alongside Drini while making sure to keep the river clean through a celaning action.

“Let’s Do It Peja” in Kosova and “Alpin” from Albania with the support from “Drin Corda” project, organized the activities to celebrate Drini Day 2021.


With the organization of the Association of Kosovo Municipalities, the fourth workshop ‘Localization of Agenda 2030 & Sustainable Development Objectives’ was held with municipal officials of the municipality of Istog.

The workshop with the motto ‘Do Not Leave Anyone Back’ in local level institutions and communities of Kosovo, is co-organized by the Association of Kosovo Municipalities and the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP).

This one-day workshop, which was dedicated to local municipal officials, provided a detailed explanation and better understanding of the localization of CDS, in order to strengthen the capacity to take concrete action to implement the 2030 Agenda, as well as the role of AKM in such initiatives that aim to support municipalities in this regard.

On this occasion, municipal officials had the opportunity to be trained to address the sustainability of actions at the local level, not only to increase their institutional capacity, but also to be able to systematically integrate CSDs and the ‘Do Not Leave Anyone Behind’ principle. in their programs and budgets and to ensure long-term commitment in addressing these topics.

Furthermore, the content of the workshop included the identification of CDDs and relevant targets for their municipalities and the development of recommendations for their action plans.

Since the MDGs cover all sectors, in this workshop participants were officials from different directorates of this municipality where they had the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge on this topic as well as joint cross-sectoral discussions that affect the Sustainable Development Objectives.

This project is implemented by AKM in cooperation with INDEP, supported by GIZ and NALAS.

Let’s Clean Kosovo!

On May 22, be part of the people who love the good of nature!

Let’s Clean Kosovo, again this year, comes to mobilize citizens in cleaning actions (and not only), to remove as much waste as possible and thus convey the message of protecting the environment from pollution.

This time, we invite you, challenging each of you, to become part of the action To Clean Brezovica, to unite, and once again to prove that despite every challenge, we REFUSE to live in a polluted environment and we will not allow this pollution continue.

Brezovica is one of the most beautiful places in Kosovo and beyond, taking care of it is the duty of each of us.

Transportation, food, water and logistics equipment are provided.
Departure from Prishtina is from our offices (Rr. Pashko Vasa – Pjeton) at 9:00.

For more information contact us at:
Tel: 044644633