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Greenhouse gas emissions in North Macedonia are on the rise instead of declining

After reaching the historically lowest record of greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, Macedonia unfortunately increased the emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere that are contributing to climate change's negative effects. The Energy sector is at the forefront of this negative rise. !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(e){if(void 0!==e.data){var t=document.querySelectorAll("iframe");for(var a in e.data)for(var r=0;r<t.length;r++){if(t.contentWindow===e.source)t.style.height=e.data+"px"}}}))}(); According to the last data - from 2019, published in the...

How much will North Macedonia exploit the €9 billion Green Agenda for sustainable projects?

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The economic investment plan for Western Balkan's green transition weighs €9 billion. North Macedonia is part of the Western Balkan's Green Agenda, a long-term green socioeconomic scenario that should give the region a sustainable future. This country's civic organizations are unanimous that the Green Agenda is our reality and future. It is clear that every backpedaling from the set goals...

Lake Prespa loses its water and dies out, protection measures to be implemented within the next six years

The wide sandy beaches of Lake Prespa in the very south of the Republic of North Macedonia are ideal for tourists in the summer months, but only until the visitors decide to replace sunbathing with swimming in the lake. Silt, algae, muddy and shallow water are everyday experience of the visitors at Lake Prespa, and the dire situation with...

Last decade hottest in North Macedonia’s history, climate change will bring even hotter summers

Hot summers and hike of the average temperatures, mild winters without snow, decrease of the rainfalls and long dry periods are the new climate reality in Macedonia that we have witnessed in the past decade. The research conducted by the National Hydro-meteorological Administration (UHMR) shows that the last decade (2011-2020), was the hottest on record in North Macedonia...

Interview with the UK’s ambassador Galloway: 200 countries agreed that coal is a major problem for global warming

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-26) prompted Meta News Agency to conduct an interview with the ambassador of the United Kingdom in North Macedonia, Rachel Galloway. We talked with her Excellency about the key achievements of COP-26, the commitments made by the countries, the challenges from the climate change that North Macedonia is facing, but also how the...

Pendarovski: North Macedonia ready to contribute in making Europe first carbon neutral continent by 2050

Supporting the European Green Deal, North Macedonia is ready to contribute to turning Europe into the first carbon neutral continent by 2050, said the President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski in his speech at the opening plenary session of the World Leadership Summit, part of the Climate Change Conference - COP26, that is taking place in Glasgow. Pendarovski told the...

Global warming: Sea snot appears on Aegean Sea beaches in Chalkidiki, Greece

A slimy foam named sea snot, also known as marine mucilage, which results from global warming, has been appearing increasingly on the Greek beaches during the summer of 2021. Photos of some of the beaches on the Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) peninsula this September show that the Aegean Sea indeed occasionally sprouts such organic foam. Scientists relate the appearance of sea snot...

Code Red: climate crisis is inflaming extreme weather disasters

This story by Kevin Rennie originally appeared on Global Voices on 16th of August 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) recent report declaration that we are facing a ‘code red for humanity’ should be no surprise. Millions have suffered during extreme weather events in recent years, and many have speculated...

North Macedonia adopted the last Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Health Sector in 2011

It was in 2011 when Macedonia prepared the latest National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Health Sector and the corresponding Action Plan. In the meantime, the data concerning the Skopje valley provided by the National Hydrometeorological Service of North Macedonia (UHMR) are showing that 9 out of the past 10 years are among the hottest 20 years in...

Aforestation in North Macedonia reaching record lows, there will be nothing left to fight the climate change [infographic]

The aforestation in North Macedonia has been in decline during the past decade. In 2020, new trees were planted on 569 hectares only, which is the second-lowest level in the past decade, after 20,17 when 553 hectares of land were forested, show the data by the State Statistical Office. What's most worrisome is the fact that the country is gradually...

Government of North Macedonia pays farmers €3.5 million annually in natural disaster compensations

The climate change is posing serious threat to North Macedonia's agricultural production. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy and the Commission for Assessment of Damages at the Government of North Macedonia by average pay €3.5 million to farmers annually in weather and climate-related extreme events compensations, informed the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy for Meta.mk. The...

North Macedonia last year increased the drinking water consumption by the quantity used annually in the Northeastern Region

Water consumption in North Macedonia has been growing throughout the years, and last year record quantities of potable water were taken from nature by the water utilities. According to the data provided by the State Statistical Office, in 2020, the public water utilities produced 313,031,000 cubic meters of drinking water, i.e. almost 10 million cubic meters more than in...

North Macedonia pledges to lower net emissions of greenhouse gasses by 82% until 2030

The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of North Macedonia has submitted its second National pledge for climate action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with which it obliges to lower the net emission of greenhouse gasses by 82% unntil 2030, thus reaching the levels of 1990. Among the key components of Macedonia's effort are 63...

Citizens and environmentalists warn: The micro hydro power plants are jeopardizing Markova Reka in North Macedonia

The destruction of water resources in order to build micro hydro power plants must stop, appeals the Civil society organization "Eko svest" (Eco Consciousness). They are reacting to the last case of destruction of Markova Reka (Marko's River) upper stream, so that a micro hydropower plant can be built. There was also a reaction on social media against it...

The planet is overheating, if we don’t prevent the climate change, it will bring new pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world in crucible. The economies, health systems, and the education are in the process of creating habits for the "new normal" that, when we are at it, mustn't ignore the environment and the fight against the climate change. There are cries that are getting louder and louder that the pandemics are the unavoidable...