Smart cities

The year 2020 passed. It was not the first one that was long and heavy. I believe that each of us remembers both worse and better years. However, our nature is hopeful, so we expect from the next year to give us a little respite and strength since the pandemic has changed our lives, if not completely, then it has certainly changed the normal course of life. However, I would say that in our country, environmental protection has not been forgotten. On the contrary, it has come to the fore. Topics such as air pollution, small hydropower plants, the jadarite mine and others were also in the media focus.  Given that our 20th issue is in front of you, you already know that the conversation with the ambassador is an indispensable column in every issue. Ambassador Raúl Bartolomé …

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

Instead of our editorial Photo competition “Natura 2000 in the frame”! If you care about the protection of nature and rare plant and animal species – you are the one we want! We invite you to participate in the photo competition “Natura 2000 in the frame”, which will last until November 27. You can sign up here. Our intention is to show the importance of preserving biodiversity in Serbia, and at the same time to show the beauty of our nature and the diversity of landscapes within the Natura 2000 network. The topics you should focus on are nature (national parks, natural beauties, flora and fauna, water resources) and sustainability of human activities in protected areas, sustainable agriculture, sustainable tourism, and other commercial activities. Focus on nature and win valuable …

NATURAL RESOURCES

For the 18th issue of our Magazine, we chose the topic of NATURAL RESOURCES, which was a hot topic this winter. However, I have to admit that record air pollution, not only in Belgrade but also in other cities in Serbia, had a great contribution to this situation. The reasons for this pollution are numerous, but the most important is certainly individual furnaces and thermal power plants. Therefore, we easily chose a topic for the column Confrontation. This time we asked two eminent experts, Professor Branko Kovacevic, PhD, President of the Supervisory Board of Elektroprivreda Srbije EPS (EPS) and Professor at the Department of Power Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade Nikola Rajakovic, PhD, how much coal-fired power plants emit greenhouse gases and thus harm air and …

GRINNOVATIONS

Although number 17 is on the cover, this is a small anniversary of our Magazine, given that it is the 10th issue since we redesigned our bulletin into Magazine and started printing it. With each new issue, we have grown and changed, so now in addition to the permanent columns, we have two new ones – Opinion and Confrontation in which distinguished experts present their views on very delicate topics. There is much debate about the presence of genetically modified food, which is banned in Serbia; thus, we kindly asked university professors Miladin Sevarlic and Vladimir Dimitrijevic to give us their judgement on an invention which was created as a solution to the problem of world hunger. French Ambassador to Serbia Jean-Louis Falconi gladly shared with us the green experience …