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BOLD Action: GRAD - Green Roof Action Development

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The Project Green STOP aims to increase the number of green areas in cities, beginning with Sarajevo. Along with providing the aesthetics, the suitable planted greenery contributes to the reduction of PM particles in the air while also serving as a platform to raise environmental awareness among the citizens.

The main goal of the project is the establishment of a representative green tram stop in the area of Centar Sarajevo Municipality in the period from February 2020 to August 2020.


Main objectives of this project are:

  • Sequestering of carbon dioxide and pollutants in biomass
  • Reduction of storm-water runoff by retaining precipitation
  • Filtering air pollutants and captures airborne particles with attached air-monitor
  • Creating positive contribution to biodiversity and creation of habitats for birds and insects;
  • Increase in the environmental awareness upon the importance of green spaces, biodiversity and air pollution measures for prevention

The main benefits of the project underpin triple-bottom line, including: environmental, social and economic aspects.

  1. The most noticeable factor will be enhancement in air quality, filtering out of the PM particles and production of oxygen. Furthermore, storm-water retention and the ability to release the absorbed storm-water slowly leads to improvement of water quality, heat removal from the surrounding air through the evapotranspiration process as well as noise reduction. Along with the above mentioned benefits, the green roof transforms previously unused area to economically sustainable as well as durable roof that has positive psychological and social effect on well-being of dwellers.
  2. The accompanying environmental campaign will aim to first and foremost inform public on the benefits of the roof and its miniature ecosystem as well as its contribution to the quality of life in Sarajevo. The promotional material at the station itself is followed by a web page containing detailed information on how every resident can contribute within their own residency.
  3. The economic benefits are visible in the greater trust of the people towards their government and environmental actions they are willing to support. Accordingly, reduction in maintenance costs will bring long-term financial benefits, allowing for investments in other environmentally suitable infrastructure.

Project Team

Adla Kahrić

Education: Bachelor of Engineering in Genetics from the University of Sarajevo; Currently student of MA in Ecology at the University of Sarajevo.

Sema Čorbo

Education: Bachelor of Science in Management with Industrial and Professional Experience from the University of Manchester, specialised in Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship.

Amina Hadžiemrić

Education: Current undergraduate student of Biochemistry and physiology at the University of Sarajevo.

Milica Končar

Education: Bachelor of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Banja Luka.

Božidar Tomić

Education: MA in Public Health from the Faculty of Medicine from the University of Tuzla.

This project is supported by: