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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion
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Australia , Belize , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Cambodia , Canada , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Georgia , Honduras , Iran ...See More Countries , Moldova , Nigeria , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Ukraine , United States of America Show Less Countries
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For its size, Bosnia and Herzegovina have made admirable changes in order to properly address the impact of climate change at both a domestic, as well as an international level.1 The mitigation of climate change has changed from being merely an academic matter to being of strategic importance to Bosnian authorities.2 By 2025, BiH has the goal of becoming a “green economy” that will be a result of the Climate Change Adaptation and Low-Emissions Development Strategy.3 The country has begun to regulate the efficiency of their resources as well as increase their energy efficiency.4 Since BiH is located in the Western Balkans region, it is estimated that the country will experience increases in temperatures, the reduction of precipitation in the summer months, and the increased ...See More variability of precipitation due to climate change.5 Seasonal water deficits could become a major concern, as well as the increase in severity of floods.6 Show Less

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1http://www.ba.undp.org/content/bosnia_and_herzegovina/en/home/library/environment_energy/climate-change-adaptation-and-low-emission-development-strategy-/
2-4 Ibid
5 http://www.ebrd.com/downloads/country/strategy/bosnia2014.pdf
6 Ibid
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Bosnia and Herzegovina News

ABC Online 
Sead Vrana started clearing land mines when he was 17. Now he fears Bosnia's countryside will never be fully cleared of the deadly weapons. See more..
POST-COURIER 
It was 1993, less than a month before his 18th birthday, and Mr Vrana was a soldier in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A mine had been ... See more..
Sports Illustrated 
Bosnia and Herzegovina headed into its last day of World Cup qualifying needing Gibraltar to beat Greece—which would have been one of the biggest upsets in soccer history—in order to get into a playoff for a World Cup berth. It didn't happen, and ... See more..
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The Sun 
MANCHESTER CITY star Kevin De Bruyne has slammed the state of the pitch following Belgium's thrilling 4-3 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Premier League star, 26, hit out at the bumpy surface at Sarajevo's Stadion Grbavica for Saturday's World ... See more..
NATO HQ (press release) 
The exercise was opened by NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Mr. Sorin Ducaru, and the Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Dragan Mektić. "This exercise will help improve international cooperation in ... See more..
TVNZ 
Fans of Bosnia and Herzegovina's national football team let their frustrations boil over in their side's final UEFA World Cup qualifier yesterday, pelting the pitch with flares in the 2-1 win over Estonia. During the match at A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn ... See more..
UN News Centre 
20 September 2017 – The leader of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country born two decades ago in the deadliest fighting in Europe since the Second World War, today stressed the centrality of the United Nations in resolving crises before they degenerate into ... See more..
Bleacher Report 
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini suffered a knee injury during Belgium's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday. The former Everton man appeared to fall victim to dreadful pitch conditions. Per Kristof ... See more..
thenews.pl 
Warsaw supports Bosnia and Herzegovina in its aspirations to join the European Union and NATO, Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has declared. Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz (right) and his counterpart Marina PendeÅ¡ inspect a ... See more..
euronews 
Think 'Valley of Pyramids' and Bosnia and Herzegovina may not be the first country that comes to mind. But, ever since 2005 when archaeologist Semir Osmanagić claimed that a hill in the city of Visoko (one hour outside Sarajevo), was, in fact, an ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia
Area

Total 51,197 sq km
Land 51,187 sq km
Water 10 sq km

Climate

hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast
Natural Resources

coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

destructive earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from metallurgical plants; sites for disposing of urban waste are limited; water shortages and destruction of infrastructure because of the 1992-95 civil strife; deforestation

Demographics

Nationality
Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Population
3,875,723 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
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Finances

Bosnia has a transitional economy with limited market reforms. The economy relies heavily on the export of metals as well as on remittances and foreign aid. A highly decentralized government hampers economic policy coordination and reform, while excessive bureaucracy and a segmented market discourage foreign investment. The interethnic warfare in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused production to plummet by 80% from 1992 to 1995 and unemployment to soar. With an uneasy peace in place, output recovered in 1996-99 but slowed in 2000-02 and picked up again during 2003-08, when GDP growth exceeded 5% per year. However, the country experienced a decline ...See More in GDP of nearly 3% in 2009 reflecting local effects of the global economic crisis. GDP has stagnated since then. Foreign banks, primarily from Austria and Italy, now control most of the banking sector. The konvertibilna marka (convertible mark or BAM) - the national currency introduced in 1998 - is pegged to the euro, and confidence in the currency and the banking sector has increased. Bosnia's private sector is growing, but foreign investment has dropped off sharply since 2007. Government spending, at roughly 50% of GDP, remains high because of redundant government offices at the state, entity and municipal level. Privatization of state enterprises has been slow, particularly in the Federation, where political division between ethnically-based political parties makes agreement on economic policy more difficult. High unemployment remains the most serious macroeconomic problem. Successful implementation of a value-added tax in 2006 provided a predictable source of revenue for the government and helped rein in gray-market activity. National-level statistics have also improved over time but a large share of economic activity remains unofficial and unrecorded. Bosnia and Herzegovina became a full member of the Central European Free Trade Agreement in September 2007. Bosnia and Herzegovina's top economic priorities are: acceleration of integration into the EU; strengthening the fiscal system; public administration reform; World Trade Organization (WTO) membership; and securing economic growth by fostering a dynamic, competitive private sector. In 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina was granted an International Monetary Fund (IMF) stand-by arrangement, necessitated by sharply increased social spending and a fiscal crisis exacerbated by the global economic downturn. Disbursement of IMF aid was suspended in 2011 after a parliamentary deadlock left Bosnia without a state-level government for over a year. The IMF concluded a new stand-by arrangement with Bosnia in October 2012, with the first tranches paid in November and December 2012. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$32.43 billion (2012 est.); $32.66 billion (2011 est.); $32.25 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, corn, fruits, vegetables; livestock
Industries

steel, coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, manganese, bauxite, aluminum, vehicle assembly, textiles, tobacco products, wooden furniture, ammunition, domestic appliances, oil refining