Mayor of Sarajevo, Alija Behmen signed an agreement to support the city of Sarajevo in the introduction of energy management and implementation of obligations under the Charter of the Mayor of the European Union.
By signing this charter Sarajevo entered the
club of cities aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20
percent by 2020. Behmen said that
the Sarajevo rational energy consumption to save that much energy as produced
by a small power station and explained that since the signing of the Charter
and the agreement is important for Sarajevo, Bosnia, and the whole region. He
noted that energy is a limited resource and that is very important to reduce
consumption of resources, and in particular it relates to savings in the public
sector since Sarajevo has about 70 schools, numerous colleges and institutions
whose accounts pay for the energy spent from the budget.
The agreement was on behalf of UNDP, who also
took action to increase energy efficiency in BiH, signed by Yuri Afanasiev, who
said that an efficient power management begins when a problem is identified. He
added that UNDP will launch “know-howâ€ activities and donate computer
equipment and software that is needed to determine the accurate consumption.
Head of GTZ – Open Regional Forum of Energy
for Southeast Europe Rupp Hartwig, who also signed this agreement, expressed
the hope that these signatories to work together on the realization of projects
in accordance with its own operating plans.
The project will contribute to reducing fossil
fuel consumption for heating, reducing greenhouse gases and promote the use of
renewable energy sources. Mayor Behmen today signed the “Declaration of
policy of energy management and environmental protection of the city of