Things are clear. If we continue with frantic exploitation and burning dirty energy sources, we will bring the survival of our planet and our descendants into question. Therefore, we decided to dedicate this issue of our Magazine to clean energy that should be our primary source of energy. Sustainable development is significant to the Austrian government, and their Ambassador to Serbia Nikolas Lutterotti said that their government is taking a number of measures to protect the environment and climate, and he also referred to the country’s investments in environmental protection. “With financial support, which is now about 108 million euros, we were able to encourage investment in the protection of the environment in the amount of 645 million euros and to provide significant incentives to the economy and employment. At the same time, the entire economy, as well as individual businesses, are getting new opportunities for development”, says Ambassador Lutterotti.

Montenegro has recently opened Chapter 27, which is a crowning achievement of their work in the field of environmental protection, so we talked with Pavle Radulovic, the Montenegrin Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism, about their further plans for improving the environmental health. The sustainable practices that Montenegro plans to introduce in 2020 include a solar catamaran that will transport passengers on the route Herceg Novi – Tivat.

Mirko Popovic from the non-governmental sector gave us an awakening review of our current situation regarding renewable energy sources and pointed out that the percentage of energy utilisation from renewable sources should not be increased due to the Energy Community, but because of us and our health.

The Financial Times ranked Sabac on the list of ten European microgrids for 2018 and 2019, according to the strategy for foreign direct investment, so that is why we chose the mayor of Sabac, Mr Nebojsa Zelenovic to be our interlocutor in this issue.

The successful examples of the Solar Valley in Novi Sad and Krizevacki suncani krovovi showed us how the sun could unite communities. You can also read about them, and we are sure that in other texts you will find some new and exciting information about the world around us!

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