Economy and Environment
In Montenegro, more than 60 percent of people living in poverty reside in the north of the country, where unemployment is double that of central and southern regions. This despite the fact that the north is home to 100 percent of the country’s hydroelectric potential, 67 percent of cultivable land, 71 percent of forests, 70 percent of cattle, all of the country’s known lead, zinc and coal reserves, and significant potential for year-around sustainable tourism (already accounting for some 17 percent of the region’s GDP).
Advancing market transformation toward low emissions, a resource efficient economy, resilient ecosystems and communities. The intention is to create green jobs, generate and conserve income, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and dependence on energy imports. more
Projects and Initiatives
The coastal area of Montenegro is a region with high development potential, characterized by complex relations between human activities and environment, but also with the pronounced pressures on natural resources. In order to preserve its development potential, primarily through preservation of resource base and qualities of the natural and manmade environments, it is necessary to have integrated approaches in the planning and management of the coastal area. more