Bosnia and Herzegovina's action plans, reports and statements

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Contracting Party

As a Contracting Party to the Energy Community Treaty, Bosnia and Herzegovina has the obligation to implement the energy acquis in force. Parallel to the adoption of secondary legislation, the implementation of the acquis gives rise to diverse reporting obligations.

Particularly the implementation of the renewable energy and energy efficiency acquis is based on comprehensive, multi-annual action plans. As a first step, the Parties draft and adopt the action plans that set the steps for achieving the negotiated targets. They are subsequently obliged to report about the progress achieved in the form of regular progress reports.

Starting in 2019, Bosnia and Herzegovina will also have a reporting obligation pursuant Annex VIII.B of the Large Combustion Plan Directive 2001/80/EC as amended by Decision 2013/05/MC-EnC.

This page displays the reports and action plans submitted by Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Secretariat so far. Pursuant to the Secretariat's documents policy, no document older than ten years is displayed online. 

  • Statements

    Security of supply statements

    According to Article 29 of the Treaty, the Contracting Parties are to adopt Security of Supply Statements starting one year after its entry into force (July 2007). The statements are to describe in particular the diversity of supply, technological security, and geographic origin of imported fuels. The Parties have the obligation to update the statements and notify the Secretariat every two years.

  • National energy efficiency action plan

    National Energy Efficiency Action Plans

    The National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) provide a framework for the development of a national strategy on how best to augment the level of energy efficiency. The NEEAPs, to be submitted to the Secretariat every two years, also provide a platform for the Parties to evaluate the energy savings resulting from the implementation of these strategies. Whilst the first NEEAPs covered the period 2010-2012, the second NEEAPs set the line of action for 2013-2015 pursuant to the Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC.   

    The Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC was repealed by the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU. Incorporated into the acquis in October 2015, the Energy Efficiency Directive mandates the Parties to report and evaluate a set of measures that contribute to the 2018 national target for final energy savings. The Third NEEAPs should accordingly cover the period 2016-2018 and be submitted to the Secretariat by the end of June 2016 at the latest.


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  • Progress reports

    Progress reports

    Article 24(1) of  Directive 2012/27/EU lays down the Contracting Parties' reporting obligations on energy efficiency. By 30 June each year as of 2017, they are to send to the Secretariat the data on energy efficiency targets, indicators, consumption trends and key Energy Efficiency Directive implementing measures.


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  • National renewable action plan (NREAP)

    National renewable action plan (NREAP)

    Article 4 of Directive 2009/28/EC requires the adoption of a national renewable action plan (NREAP) setting out the Contracting Parties national targets for the share of energy from renewable sources consumed in transport, electricity and heating and cooling in 2020 and adequate measures to be taken to achieve those national overall targets.


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  • Progress reports

    Progress reports

    Article 22 (1) of Directive 2009/28/EC lays down the Contracting Parties' reporting obligation on renewable energy. By 31 December 2014 and every two years thereafter, reports on the progress towards the targets have to be submitted to the Secretariat.


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  • National Emission Reduction Plan

    National Emission Reduction Plan

    The Large Combustion Plants Directive took effect on 1 January 2018 in the Energy Community. For existing large combustion plants, two alternative implementation avenues exist: either compliance with the emission limit values for SO2, NOx and dust at individual plant level, or implementation of a National Emission Reduction Plan (NERP). Every plant must be covered by either of the two options.

    The NERP for Bosnia and Herzegovina, approved by the Secretariat, is in compliance with the Energy Community acquis. Furthermore, three large combustion plants have commenced their opt-out period as of 1 January 2018.


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  • Emission reports from large combustion plants

    Emission reports from large combustion plants

    Bosnia and Herzegovina reports its data on Large Combustion Plants (LCPs) to European Environment Agency (EEA) under the Energy Community Treaty. This reporting is conducted annually by filling out an excel sheet that is then posted in the EEA Central Data Repository. The EEA maintains a separate Energy Community database, which contains plant-by-plant data. 

    2018 data marks the beginning of the LCP data reporting. The data include rated thermal input, annual energy input and emissions of SO2, NOX and dust. In addition, information on derogations under the provisions of the agreed legislation under the Treaty is provided. For the 2018 reporting, Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted data on ten plants. Starting 2019, its reporting covers twelve LCPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


  • National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP)

    National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP)

    The Clean Energy Package includes a robust governance system, under which each Member State is required to establish integrated 10-year National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). Based on a common structure, the NECPs outline how the Member States will achieve their respective targets on all dimensions of the energy union, including a longer-term view towards 2050.

    The NECPs follow a life cycle perspective: draft plan / recommendation / final plan / assessment / update of the plan, and in parallel the drafting of a plan for the next period slowly begins. 


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  • Nationally determined contributions

    Nationally determined contributions

    Adopted by 196 parties at COP 21, the Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It works on a 5-year cycle of increasingly ambitious climate action carried out by countries. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) summarise countries’ plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Paris Agreement. All Contracting Parties, with the exception of Kosovo*, ratified the Agreement and submitted their initial NDCs to the UNFCCC. 

    The Agreement calls the parties to submit new or updated NDCs every five years. NDC2s include more ambitious targets than the NDC1s and encompass all emission sectors and GHGs other than carbon dioxide. Beyond mitigation, the majority of NDC2s, also focus on adaptation, financial support and gender sensitivity. The actions contained in the NDC2 should pave the way towards meeting the political pledges under the 2020 Sofia Declaration to work towards the 2050 target of a carbon-neutral continent together with the European Union. The ambition level and targets of the NDC2s should be harmonized with those reflected in the NECPs.

    Bosnia and Herzegovina’s NDC2 was submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat in April 2021. It includes increased investments in coal capacity, with an unconditional GHG emissions reduction target for 2030 of 12,8% compared to 2014 or 33,2% compared to 1990. The conditional target for 2030 is 17,5% compared to 2014, or 36,8% compared to 1990.