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The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) took place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France. The conference gave as main result an international consensus agreed by representatives of 196 parties, the Paris Agreement that will be signed and adopted during 2016-2017.

The session on “Can Countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?” organised by Dialogue Café Novi Pazar in June 2015, provided us the opportunity to identify a cycle of sessions focused on green societies and aimed at sharing smart practices implemented at the local level by different stakeholders (municipalities, civil society organisations, universities, citizens, youth organisations).

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This session is focused on how to build on green societies is to raise awareness about the commitments adopted in the Paris Agreement and promote smart practices implemented at the local level by municipalities, civil society organisations, universities, citizens, youth organisations.  Indeed, sharing knowledge and research between universities and organisations promoting green societies. The topics to be discussed are: Paris Agreement: bringing new challenges at the glocal level? and Sharing smart practices implemented at the local level.

This session which will be held next 25 October 2016 from 15h to 16h30 London time, will connect DCs based in Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.

Among the special speakers include, from Rio de Janeiro: Guilherme Rodrigues, Forest Engineer from Onda Verde NGO; from Novi Pazar: Dzenan Hajrovic, Front Foundation; and from Lisbon: Filomena Djassi, PhD On CLimate Change, Founder of Musqueba and Project Manager at the Aga Khan Foundation.

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Can Countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?” 0 Reply

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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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29