nedelja, 17 dec 2017

Original scientific paper
UDC:  551.582(497.11)(497.6)
DOI: 10.7251/afts.2016.0814.079B
COBISS.RS-ID 5846296
Bartula Mirjana1, Radojević Uroš1, Selmanagić Dragana2, Zildović Erna2, Nikolić Miloš1
1Faculty of Applied Ecology Futura, University Singidunum, Belgrade, Serbia
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2Hydro-Engineering Institute, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

ABSTRACT  Full text (pdf)

Public participation in environmental decision-making is nowadays accepted as an integral part of the sustainable development process and an important mean for improving quality, legitimacy and capacity of environmental assessment and decisions. When communities participate in the management of their resources in form of consultation or active involvement, there is a greater likelihood of success as people are more willing to obey their own regulations than those imposed upon them from outside. This paper presents results of a survey in Serbia-BiH cross border region that explored the attitudes of local people towards natural resources and environment quality, environmental priorities and efficiency of  local government in solving environmental problems. Results were used as inputs for drafting “Action    plan for sustainable use of cross border natural resource” contributing in this way to better acceptance and easier implementation of the plan at the community level. 
Key words: local people, environmental protection, public participation, Serbia – BiH cross border region


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