Jeremić Speaks on Future of the UN at EastWest Institute

Jeremić Speaks on Future of the UN at EastWest Institute

CIRSD Co-organizes Silk Road Forum ‎in Warsaw

CIRSD Co-organizes Silk Road Forum ‎in Warsaw

CIRSD Welcomes Niall Ferguson to Belgrade

CIRSD Welcomes Niall Ferguson to Belgrade

Jeremić in Historic London Candidates’ Debate

Jeremić in Historic London Candidates’ Debate

Tenth CIRSD Board Meeting Held in Belgrade

Tenth CIRSD Board Meeting Held in Belgrade

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

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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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    Today, more than 1,000 leaders from business, finance, civil society and academia will gather in the UN General Assembly Hall to kick off the 2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. They come to the Summit with a better world on their minds and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on their agendas.

  • What is Missing on the Global Health Front?

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    The last World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva (23-28 May) discussed the manifold global health crises that require urgent attention, and adopted resolutions to act on many issues. We are currently facing many global health related challenges, and as such multiple actions must be taken urgently to prevent these crises from boiling over.

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    Almost two years ago, I alerted readers to a contest, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Global Development Network, to develop new ideas to improve the impact of development cooperation. The Next Horizons Essay contest 2014 received 1,470 submissions from 142 countries, from which 13 winners were selected.

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    The first time Larossi Abballa appeared on the radar of French terrorism investigators, the only act of violence they could pin on him was killing bunnies.

  • Syrian refugees and the promise of work permits

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    Issuing work permits to refugees in return for donor support for jobs is seen as a “win-win-win” for refugees, host countries, and the international community. It would stem the flow of refugees to Europe, decrease the dangers of radicalization, and prevent the exploitation of refugees as a source of cheap labor.

  • China's plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners

    Oliver Milman

    New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country’s problems with obesity and diabetes

  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit to boost social business agenda

    Patrick Ryan

    The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), set to open this week in Silicon Valley, has attracted over 1,000 conferees out of 4,500 applicants from around the world. It will be hosted by President Barack Obama who, starting with the inaugural summit in 2009, has made entrepreneurship promotion an element of his foreign policy.

  • The Mind of The Islamic State

    Robert Manne

    Two years ago, the armies of the group that would soon call itself the Islamic State, a group that already controlled large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, entered Mosul, the second city of Iraq.