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Commission Launches The Secretariat Of A New Initiative For Coal Regions In The Western Balkans

The Secretariat of a new initiative to help coal regions in the Western Balkans and Ukraine transition away from coal towards a carbon-neutral economy has been...

What People In The EU, The US And China Are Willing To Give Up To Fight Climate Change

According to Climate Survey recently conducted by the European investment bank (EIB), only 10% of Chinese people and 19% of Europeans say they are...

Environmental Protection – EU-Serbia Cooperation

The year behind us was certainly challenging in terms of health protection. Healthy environment was an essential aspect of these efforts, and in 2020,...

Rio Reports Maiden Reserve In Serbia

A maiden ore reserve of 16.6-million tonnes, grading 1.18% lithium oxide and 13.4% boron trioxide has been declared at mining major Rio Tinto’s Jadar...

UN Report: ‘Woefully Inadequate’ Climate Pledges Spell 3.2C Temperature Rise

A green coronavirus-induced recovery could help close the emissions gap, but it is not enough for world leaders to meet their goal of limiting...

Nestlé Redoubled Efforts To Combat Climate Change

Actions focus on supporting farmers and suppliers to advance regenerative agriculture, planting hundreds of millions of trees within the next 10 years and completing...

Norwegian Startup Aims To Build Affordable Homes Using 100% Recycled Plastic

Norwegian startup Othalo is developing affordable and sturdy homes made entirely from recycled plastic waste to tackle Africa’s housing deficit. The company has collaborated with...

by Sian MacLeod UK Ambassador to Serbia

Bad Air Days And Silver Linings

The global skies have been pretty dark metaphorically over past months.  They have been pretty gloomy too here literally for much of the time. I’m lucky enough to look out...

Europe’s Circular Economy Action Plan

As part of its Green Deal strategy to reach climate neutrality by 2050, the European Union recently unveiled a new Circular Economy Action Plan...

World’s First Ocean Hybrid Platform Converts Tidal Waves Into Energy

Conceptual rendering of Sinn Power's Ocean Hybrid platform. Energy captured from tidal motion, waves, and currents can be used to produce electricity, providing power to...

Coca-Cola’s First Paper Bottle Prototye

Coca-Cola is working to create a bottle made 100% from paper – an innovative packaging technology that may help achieve a World Without Waste. Imagine...

Calling for innovations to reduce air pollution in Serbia and improve air quality

Clean Air Challenge

UNDP Serbia, in cooperation with UNICEF and WHO, has announced the Clean air challenge to call proposals for innovative products and technological solutions to...

UNDP And Embassy Of Slovakia Present Feasibility Study On Use Of Thermosolar Energy

The Mayor of Belgrade, Zoran Radojičić, met with the Ambassador of Slovakia to Serbia, H.E. Fedor Rosocha and Resident Representative of the UNDP Serbia...

Niš-Sofija Gas Pipeline For Better Natural Gas Supply And Air Quality In Serbia

The new natural gas connection will open development possibilities, new markets and options for a cleaner environment. The construction will allow easy gas access...

Serbia And Sweden Sign Agreement On Continuation Of ENVAP3

Minister of Environmental Protection Goran Trivan and Swedish Ambassador to Serbia Jan Lundin signed an agreement today which continues the ENVAP 3 project and...

The Ecological Transition Is The New Mission For Europe

The Green Deal, which aims to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050, could go a long way towards resolving geographical divisions and...

Eastern Imperial Eagles Are Returning To Serbia

The Eastern Imperial Eagle has the lifespan of a human, a wingspan of up to two metres, and is found on many flags and...

Norway Deployed 51 MW Of Solar In 2019

Norway reached 120 MW of solar generation capacity at the end of 2019, according to figures released by Norwegian solar industry body the Solenergiklyngen...

The Vinča Landfill – Cleaning up Belgrade

A city of 1.7 million like Belgrade generates a lot of waste. Opened in 1970, the landfill in Vinča, a suburb in the east...

Nestlé Joins The Fight Against Climate Change And Coronavirus

Nestlé joined over 150 major multinationals in urging governments around the world to align their COVID-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest...

One of the largest uncontrolled landfills in Europe undergoing transformation

Belgrade is a city with more than 1.5 million inhabitants who annually produce about 500,000 tons of waste. Over the past 40 years, most...

Goran Trivan, Serbian Minister of Environmental Protection

We Talk Loudly About All Environmental Issues

We are determined in our intentions to systematically and consistently resolve environmental issues and participate actively in all regional and global activities that contribute...

Pandemic, Climate Change and EU Engagement In the Region

After the Crisis, the Time Will Come to Rebuild Better

The COVID-19 crisis further emphasises the importance of the Western Balkans' embracing values set by the European Green Deal, and making a shift in...

Corporate Social Responsibility

Trends Expected in 2020

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important buzz word in the business world. The practice of CSR has evolved and matured over time....

H.E. Jan Lundin, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Serbia

This is How We Cook the Change!

Within our UNDP project Climate Smart Bio-waste Challenge, we Ideas To Waste want to pave the way for a larger and climate smart waste...

Covid-19

Lockdowns Clearing The Air

As the novel coronavirus tears around the world, it’s exploiting our biggest weaknesses, from creaking health care systems to extreme social inequality. Its relationship...

Zorica Bilić, Country Coordinator, GIZ GmbH

Green Projects Are a Development Opportunity

German Development Cooperation, through its development partnership mechanism and the develoPPP.de programme, combines forces with companies with the aim of responding jointly to the...

Early flood warning system complete for river Velika Morava basin

Research institute Deltares, Netherlands announced the completion of a real-time flood early warning system for the Velika Morava river basin in Serbia, according to...

Concrete Measures For Cleaner Air In Serbia Planned

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic presided over a meeting of the Working Group on Air Protection in the Republic of Serbia today, at which it...

Environment

The European Green Deal Will Cost €260 Billion

On 11th January, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and...

Winning The Electrification Race

Electricity will dominate the future global energy system. Currently, it accounts for only 20% of final energy demand, with direct fossil-fuel use still dominant...

Sweden supports Serbia’s Environmental Democracy with more than 3m EUR

Sweden and Serbia have strong cooperation on Environment and Climate Change. The focus of the cooperation is to support EU environmental reform in Serbia...

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Famous World Fashion Designer Philippe Plein visits The Serbian Company Luss Textile

Serbian company Luss Textile​ is holding talks to become a supplier to German fashion group Philipp Plein, the Serbian...

Tamara Klarić And Bogdan Stevanović: A Good Idea Inspired People To Do Good Deeds

This year, Trag Foundation is presenting the 14th VIRTUS Philanthropy Award. Last year, the VIRTUS award for individual contribution...

First Flight To The New Destination In Switzerland Air Serbia Begins Flying To Geneva

On 1 March, with the JU 470 flight carried out with an Airbus A319, Air Serbia commenced direct flights...

Mining Represents The Future Of Serbia

In a drive to increase the share of mining's contribution to the country's GDP from 1.9 to 3.5 per...

Serbia-Bulgaria Gas Interconnection Important For Whole Region

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlovic talked today during her working visit to the...