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Can countries in transition and development fully go green?, May 26, Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro

Can countries in transition and development fully go green?, May 26, Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro


The Dialogue Café Novi Pazar was funded as result of the UN project “Improving Human Security for Vulnerable Communities in southwest Serbia”. A programme of sessions have been led by Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar since its official opening on different issues of interest such as : interethnic and interreligious trust, minority rights, non-discrimination and gender equality and the integration of minorities and community cohesion, with the aim of promoting exchange of good practices with other EU countries.

DC Novi Pazar will also lead the organisation of a session on: “Can countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?”(May, 26 from 14h00 to 15h30 London time). 

You might think why? why we need to discuss about green societies? Why we need to think green? Well…

We depend on nature. As our societies, economies and cultures have developed, humankind has influenced the environment greatly. As a matter of fact, many nations have built strong industries that helped their economic and social development significantly making them among the most developed nations of the world today. However, our planet suffered in the process. We have created enough problems including greenhouse effects, anthropogenic transformation of ecosystems, natural disasters etc.

Meanwhile, developed nations are today able to go green and prevent the further deterioration of the environment around us. However, is that the case with the developing world? While industrialized nations have the conformity of going green in their already developed economies, is this the case of developing countries and countries in transition? Is it possible to develop a country’s economy as well with green economies as well as it is with traditional sources?

What are the issues faced today by transition/developing countries in the matter of going green? What are the best practices in achieving greater usage of green energy, raising awareness in recycling process and providing more green jobs? How can South-South Cooperation influence this goal positively?

Participants representing governments, civil society and private companies will join us to discuss and exchange views on this issue.

Moderator: Vanja Popovic, UNA-Serbia DC Novi Pazar Project Team member DC Novi Pazar

DC Évora:

  • Mr Rui Barroso, Director General, ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency – Presenting Smart Cities Alentejo

– DC Lisbon:

  • Ms Hala Shanin, PHD Candidate on Climate Change Policies

DC Novi Pazar:

  • Jovan Protić, National Coordinator for Serbia, International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Edvin KovaÄŤević, NGO from Novi Pazar “Forum za kreativno delovanje”
  • City of Novi Pazar representative (tbc).

Other participants from DC Rio de Janeiro will join us.


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daliasendra on 2019.07.29