CIRCULAR ECONOMY

This time we have decided to put a focus on the circular economy as it represents a new, more sustainable economic approach that should replace the widely spread and worn-out linear model. We are familiar with the principle of the circulation of matter in nature, and today it has become necessary to introduce the principle of circulation in the production as well in order to minimize the waste production, and the products that were previously obtained are given a new purpose after alteration or an entirely new form and purpose after recycling. Among the first ones who mentioned this concept were British economists Turner and Pierce, who recognised the lack of a desire for sustainable development among traditional entrepreneurs. Apart from them, many other economists have tackled the challenge to …

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

This is the 11th issue of our Magazine with the topic of “Sustainable Architecture”. Architecture is a discipline that through its practice has a profound impact on all fields of sustainability, which means that during its existence, an object affects local and global environment by various related activities and processes even before it is actually constructed. You can read more about the influence of architecture on the environment in the introductory text of a young architect and our external associate Petar Veselinovic. According to Environmental Management Index (EPI) for 2018, Denmark occupies the third place, which is why we decided to find out from the Danish Ambassador in Serbia Mr. Anders Christian Hougård what measures Denmark took in order to be so highly ranked, but also which projects the Danish …

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The new Energy Portal Magazine on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT will not disappoint any reader who cares about the environment, nature, and future. To all of you who think of nature as a support, this magazine will yield new insights into how far our civilization has shaped up into applying the principles of sustainable development in various areas where they have been applied for decades. In the opening article, we are presenting you Goran Trivan, the Minister of Environmental Protection, who got this position after having been the City Secretary for Ecology and chairing his City team that had been putting a lot of effort to make Belgrade greener. We continue to publish stories of good practice examples from countries where they are fighting climate change in an innovative and resolute way. In …

ECOHEALTH

We have dedicated the new number of our magazine to an important topic on Eco-Health that is not sufficiently represented in our public, as opposed to global institutions and media, where data and interpretations on the interaction between ecology and general health are almost daily. The decision to deal with the cause-effect relationship between the state of the environment and public health has brought us the challenge to cover the ecosystem in an integrated way, analyzing its individual parts according to the information available in our country. As the institutions define the concept of EcoHealth and systematic care about it, we presented through a “two-way” interview with representatives of the key institutions of the Republic of Serbia in this area – the Batut Institute and Environmental Protection Agency. We also …