Jeremić Participates in Special Candidates’ Debate in Qatar

Jeremić Participates in Special Candidates’ Debate in Qatar

Jeremić spoke at the International Peace Institute

Jeremić spoke at the International Peace Institute

The Future of the UN: Recapturing Humanity’s Confidence and Imagination

The Future of the UN: Recapturing Humanity’s Confidence and Imagination

Jeremić Lectures at RUSI and Cambridge

Jeremić Lectures at RUSI and Cambridge

Serbia's candidate for the next UN Secretary-General Vuk Jeremić presented his program before the General Assembly

Serbia's candidate for the next UN Secretary-General Vuk Jeremić presented his program before the General Assembly

Smart Cities Need Smart Villages

Smart Cities Need Smart Villages

CIRSD Delegation Attends Prestigious China Development Forum in Beijing

CIRSD Delegation Attends Prestigious China Development Forum in Beijing

Jeremić at Bergedorf Roundtable in Berlin

Jeremić at Bergedorf Roundtable in Berlin

Jeremic Visits Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan

Jeremic Visits Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan

The future of coal is grim, after the Paris Agreement

The future of coal is grim, after the Paris Agreement

CIRSD Launched the Latest Book by David M. Lampton

CIRSD Launched the Latest Book by David M. Lampton

CIRSD Hosts Horizons Discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy

CIRSD Hosts Horizons Discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy

High-level Discussion on the Middle East at the Anti-Defamation League in New York

High-level Discussion on the Middle East at the Anti-Defamation League in New York

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  • Smart Cities Need Smart Villages

    Srdjan Krčo

    After a long week at the Centrum für Büroautomation, Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation (CeBIT) with numerous meetings and presentations by around 3000 exhibitors, I am sitting in the Hannover airport summarizing my impressions. 

  • The future of coal is grim, after the Paris Agreement

    Dragana Mileusnić

    Over the past several years, the impacts of climate change have become more visible across the globe. Unprecedented floods hit Southeast Europe in 2014, while 2015 was yet another hottest year on record worldwide. Such events set the stage for the discussion on the new international climate regime, for the period after 2020. 

  • Our Post-Carbon Future | Renewables Versus Nuclear Power: The Battle is Real

    Maja Turković

    Today’s energy sources cannot keep up with the future we want to live in. The easiest and cheapest way to satisfy the growing demand is to burn more fossil fuels. However, the fundamental shift in the geopolitics of climate change has transformed the perception of global warming, which is predicted to be much worse than mere pollution. At the same time, technological improvements made alternative energy available and affordable at a larger scale. 

  • The Paris Agreement: First Estimates and Projections

    Vladimir Djurdjevic

    The Paris Agreement adopted on December 12th, 2015, has secured its place in all future negotiations on climate change. Soon after the adoption of the agreement, it became clear that the document marked a turning point in the decades-long effort to avoid immense consequences of climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

  • Fab Labs as Tools for Sustainable Development

    Ivana Gadjanski

    Fablabs are open high-tech workshops where individuals have the opportunity to develop and produce custom-made things, not accessible by conventional industrial scale technologies. Fablabs offer the possibility of digital fabrication and rapid prototyping (especially additive manufacturing) for projects in the fields of science, education, and sustainable development. Each fablab possesses an evolving inventory of core capabilities (3D printers, computer-numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines, laser cutters, programming tools for low-cost high-speed embedded processors) to produce (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared.

  • Serbia and Renewable Energy: Facts to Consider

    Nikola Rajaković

    The field of energy, especially electric engineering, is facing transformative changes. With this in mind, actual energy strategy must be adjusted to account for these inevitable novelties.

  • Energy Transformation for a Sustainable World

    Nebojša Nakićenović

    The greatest challenge for humanity is to achieve economic and social development while remaining within the safe operating space for a stable planet. To achieve this, rapid and equitable deployment of decarbonization technologies and systems are needed at all scales to improve energy efficiencies and to decrease emissions. This will require significant investments and research and development. 

  • Environment and Education

    Mihailo Crnobrnja

    The first great environmental alarms went off in the beginning of the 1970s, when the two reports from the Club of Rome—entitled The Limits to Growth (1972) and Mankind at the Turning Point (1974)—were published. Simultaneously, Stockholm hosted the UN's first environmental conference.

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  • From crisis to development: boosting agriculture

    Jose Graziano Da Silva

    With increasing frequency and magnitude, disasters and conflicts are causing untold human suffering in many parts of the world. These are as diverse as Typhoon Haiyan, Ebola, the civil war in Syria, to name but a few of the more recent. We need more concerted efforts to end conflict, alleviate suffering and reduce risk and vulnerability conditions facing millions of people, most of whom are poor and live in rural and marginalised areas of developing countries.

  • Terrorism Shouldn't Affect Travel Plans

    Henry H. Willis and Brian Michael Jenkins

    Vacationers considering trips to Belgium, France, London or other destinations in Europe may find themselves asking: Is it safe to travel there?

     

  • The Greening of African Technology

    Graca Machel

    Technological innovation offers Africa huge possibilities. That is why I joined Africa’s movers and shakers last week at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. We were there to discuss how the digital economy can propel the kind of radical change the continent needs.

  • Papua New Guinea: An App for Midwives that Could Save Lives

    Heike Le Ker

    Infant and maternal mortality rates in Papua New Guinea are among the highest in the world. A pair of German siblings wants to support midwives in the country in the form of an app. Villages may be without electricity, but the mobile grid is strong and lives could be saved.

  • Access to Digital Technology Accelerates Global Gender Equality

    Julie Sweet

    In every industry, digital technologies are transforming the status quo. Now we have evidence that they are also bringing us closer to workplace equality. Digital fluency is helping to level the playing field between men and women at work.

  • Why Women Are Vital for Delivering Sustainable Development

    Ema Solberg

    Gender equality is a question of human rights. It is also the sustainable way forward for humanity. As co-chair of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group, I am very pleased that 193 heads of state recognised this in New York last September when the 17 SDGs were adopted.

  • The Global Conversation on Climate Engineering: Five Minutes With Dr. Simon Nicholson

    Dr. Simon Nicholson

    Following a talk entitled, “Climate Engineering: Coming Soon to a Planet Near You?” the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs sat down with Co-Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment Dr. Simon Nicholson to discuss the most recent developments in climate engineering research.

  • How to Pull the World Economy Out of Its Rut

    Peter Coy

    Crazy things are happening in the world economy. In Europe and Japan, interest rates have turned negative, something long thought impossible. In the U.S., workers’ productivity is improving at the feeblest five-year rate since 1982. China is a confusing welter of slumping growth and asset bubbles.