CIRCULAR ECONOMY

If you visited Kalemegdan and walked down its Sava esplanade during March, you probably noticed the exhibition of photographs from our Natura 2000 in-frame competition, which we jointly organized with the “EU for Natura 2000 in Serbia” project. The exposition was officially opened on 5th March, and visitors were able to see selected 34 photographs, including the three winning ones. The goal of this exhibition is to show important values of biodiversity and beautiful landscapes in Serbia through incredible photographs and raise public awareness of the importance of nature conversation, diversity of flora and fauna and the benefits of the Natura 2000 network in Serbia. Opening the exhibition, the Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, congratulated the talented Serbian photographers who recorded the …

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 …