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Klimatske promene i zelena ekonomija

 

 

climat change

Međunarodna konferencija “Klimatske promene i zelena ekonomija”, koju zajednički organizuju Mreža Ujedinjenih nacija za rešenja održivog razvoja (SDSN) i Centar za međunarodnu saradnju i održivi razvoj (CIRSD), okuplja ministre, diplomate, međunarodne zvaničnike, kao i istaknute pojedince iz poslovne i akademske zajednice jugoistočne Evrope, ali i šire.

Konferencija se održava u svetlu aktuelnih napora međunarodne zajednice na definisanju razvojne agende Ujedinjenih nacija za period posle 2015. godine, kao i završnih pregovora o klimatskim promenama, koji će biti finalizirani na samitu šefova država i vlada u Parizu, decembra 2015. godine.
 

Prevazilaženje efekata klimatskih promena kroz tranziciju ka zelenoj ekonomiji zahteva uspostavljanje sveobuhvatnog javno-privatnog partnerstva, što podrazumeva zajedničko angažovanje svih relevantnih aktera, poput vlada država regiona, poslovne, akademske i naučne zajednice , kao i međunarodnih organizacija.

Svrha konferencije „Klimatske promene i zelena ekonomija“ je postizanje tri međusobno povezana cilja.

Prvo, da se zvaničnicima zemalja jugoistočne Evrope, predstavnicima civilnog društva, privrednicima i investitorima, kao i široj javnosti, predoče elementi krize globalnih razmera u vezi sa klimatskim promenama. Uvodni segment konferencije biće posvećen ukazivanju na štetnost statusa quo u vođenju javnih politika i nastavku dosadašnjih poslovnih praksi, kao i informisanju publike o trenutnom stanju međunarodnih pregovora u vezi sa klimatskim promenama i održivim razvojem.

Drugo, da posluži kao podsticaj glavnim akterima na području jugoistočne Evrope na aktivnije učešće u definisanju globalnih razvojnih ciljeva za period posle 2015. godine, kao i međunarodnim pregovorima o klimatskim promenama u okviru COP21. Panel “Pravci regionalne saradnje” okupiće ministre iz regiona, kao i predstavnike međunarodnih organizacija, koji će razmatrati na koji način smanjiti rizike od štetnih efekata klimatskih promena kroz bolju koordinaciju politika i približavanje stavova.

Treće, da pomogne u pronalaženju načina kako bi zelena ekonomija postala jedan od glavnih katalizatora privrednog rasta, zapošljavanja i smanjivanja siromaštva u regionu. Panel “Zelena tržišta i investicije” okupiće poslovne lidere iz raznih delova sveta, u cilju olakšavanja uspostavljanja javno-privatnih partnerstava u oblasti zelene ekonomije.

Konferencija će biti održana 20. novembra 2014. godine u Beogradu, u hotelu Metropol Palace.

 

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Program

climat change

 

Program

Četvrtak, 20. novembar 2014. godine

[Hotel Metropol Palace]

10.00 h

Uvodna izlaganja

 

Uvodničari:

  • Nj.E. Vuk Jeremić, predsednik CIRSD-a

  • Ambasador Kvok Fuk Seng, glavni pregovarač za klimatske promene, Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova Singapura

  • Kunihiko Šimada, specijalni savetnik ministra životne sredine, Japan

  • Prof. Džefri Saks, Kolumbija Univerzitet i direktor SDSN

11.00 h

Pravci regionalne saradnje

  • Snežana Bogosavljević-Bošković, ministar poljoprivrede i zaštite životne sredine, Srbija

  • Lefter Koka, ministar životne sredine, Albanija

  • Branimir Gvozdenović, ministar održivog razvoja i turizma, Crna Gora

  • Kis Van der Re, koordinator Globalnog programa za zeleno zapošljavanje, Međunarodna organizacija rada

Moderator: Suzana Grubješić, bivša potpredsednica Vlade Republike Srbije

13.00 h

Ručak

15.00 h

Tržišta zelene ekonomije i investicije

  • Miodrag Kostić, predsednik Srpskog biznis kluba “Privrednik”

  • Aleksandar Vlahović, predsednik Saveza ekonomista Srbije

  • Nik Bulindžer, glavni operativni direktor, Hecate Energy, SAD

  • Ljerka Puljić, viši izvršni potpredsednik Agrokor Grupe, Hrvatska

  • Ana Brnabić, direktor Continental Wind Srbija

  • Bader Al Lamki, direktor za čistu energiju, Masdar, Ujedinjeni Arapski Emirati

  • Petros Kokalis, suosnivač Aephoria.Net, Grčka

Moderator: Martin Bruncko, direktor za strateška pitanja, Aeromobil, Slovačka

Nazad na CIRSD događaje

Učesnici

 

climate change

 

Učesnici

 

 

christopher clark

Vuk Jeremić

 

Predsednik CIRSD-a, bivši ministar spoljnih poslova u Vladi Republike Srbije i predsednik 67. zasedanja Generalne skupštine UN            

 


 

christopher clark

Kvok Fuk Seng

 

Ambasador Kvok Fuk Seng, glavni pregovarač za klimatske promene, Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova Singapura

 

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Kunihiko Šimada

 

Specijalni savetnik Ministarstva životne sredine Vlade Japana, osnivač i direktor KS International Strategies, Inc.

 


 

christopher clark

Džefri Saks

 

Direktor Earth Institute i profesor održivog razvoja na Univerzitetu Kolumbija; Direktor mreže UN za rešenja održivog razvoja (SDSN) i specijalni savetnik Generalnog sekretara UN Ban Ki-muna

 

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Snežana Bogosavljević-Bošković

 

Ministar poljoprivrede i zaštite životne sredine u Vladi Republike Srbije                                                                   

 


 

christopher clark

Lefter Koka

 

Ministar za zaštitu životne sredine u Vladi Republike Albanije                                                                                                                       

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Branimir Gvozdenović

 

Ministar održivog razvoja i turizma u Vladi Republike Crne Gore                                                                                      

 

 


 

christopher clark

Kis Van der Re

 

Koordinator Globalnog programa za zeleno zapošljavanje, Međunarodna organizacija rada                                                                                

 


 

christopher clark

Suzana Grubješić

 

Savetnik za međunarodne odnose u CIRSD-u, bivša potpredsednica Vlade Republike Srbije i poslanik Narodne skupštine Republike Srbije                                                                                                              

 

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Miodrag Kostić

 

Predsednik srpskog poslovnog kluba “Privrednik”, osnivač i vlasnik holding kompanije MK Grupa  

 


 

christopher clark

Aleksandar Vlahović

 

Predsednik Saveza ekonomista Srbije, i bivši ministar za privredu i privatizaciju u Vladi Republike Srbije  

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Nik Bulindžer

 

Glavni operativni direktor kompanije Hecate Energy, SAD                                                                                                      

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Ljerka Puljić

 

Viši izvršni potpredsednik Agrokor Grupe, Hrvatska                                                                                              

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Ana Brnabić

 

Direktor kompanije Continental Wind Serbia                                                                                                                  

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Bader Al Lamki

 

Direktor za čistu energiju kompanije Masdar, Ujedinjeni Arapski Emirati                                                                                                         

 


 

jeffrey  d sachs

Petros Kokalis

 

Suosnivač kompanije Aephoria.Net, Grčka                                                                                                                 

 


                                                                                  

jeffrey  d sachs

Martin Bruncko

 

Direktor za strateška pitanja, Aeromobil, Slovačka                                                                                        

                                                                                                             

 

 

Nazad na CIRSD događaje

Rezime konferencije

Klimatske promene i zelena ekonomija

 

REZIME KONFERENCIJE

 

The Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) jointly organized the international conference entitled “Climate Change and the Green Economy” on November 19th and 20th, 2014, in Belgrade, Serbia. The conference brought together world-renowned political figures, business leaders, and academics to address a distinguished audience from Southeast Europe and beyond, focusing on the nexus between climate change and the green economy.

The event took place against the backdrop of ongoing efforts to shape the UN post-2015 sustainable development agenda (Rio+20) and complete the high-level climate change talks (COP21) to be held in Paris in December 2015.

The conference was attended by more than 350 people, with many more having followed the livestream via CIRSD website. The complete video-material can be accessed via the following link: www.cirsd.org

The conference aimed at achieving three interrelated goals:

First, to instill in Southeast European politicians, civil servants, business leaders, opinion-makers, and the wider public a sense of the planetary emergency descending upon us.

Second, to encourage stakeholders in Southeast Europe to participate more assertively in determining the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and the COP21 climate change negotiations.

And third, to explore ways to make the green economy a key vehicle for growth, employment, and poverty reduction in the region, by examining how to encourage market-based solutions to environment-driven challenges.

In his introductory remarks, CIRSD President Vuk Jeremić said that Southeast Europe should play a more active role in international climate change negotiations. He added that exploring how developing regions can take more advantage of the global transition to the green economy might well help in overcoming the gap that separates them from the developed world: “We have the chance to overcome our recent social and economic failures, and build up our societies on a sustainable and prosperous foundation," Jeremić said. He added that the region needed to engage more proactively in the COP and post-2015 agenda talks, so it could reach a position from which it could better protect and promote its particular interests.

The complexity of the challenges represented by the transition to the green economy is truly vast—and solely relying on the immediate demands of the market is unlikely to be a recipe for success. All around the world, Jeremić added, strategic economic decisions will increasingly fall within the purview of states, narrowing the conceptual gap between geopolitics and geo-economics.

Jeremić also said: “I believe that in order to create a sustainable future for Southeast Europe, purposeful and complementary steps will need to be taken by both the public and private sectors. Innovation in targeted directions will have to be decidedly encouraged, so as to unleash the ingenuity of the best and brightest scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs—and thus lay the basis for the production of green economy products and services that can propel the region forward. This may very well be the greatest challenge of our generation. At the end of the long journey lies the prospect of a region transformed—Southeast Europe as a green economy leader, whose contributions to sustainable development are looked upon with pride by those to whom we shall have bequeathed the legacy we endeavor to build.”

During the opening segment of the conference, the audience was addressed by Ambassador Kwok Fook Seng, Singapore Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, Kunihiko Shimada, the Special Adviser to the Environment Ministry of Japan, and CIRSD Board member and Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs.

Kwok Fook Seng and Kunihiko Shimada emphasized that the countries of Southeast Europe need to engage more actively in international negotiations on climate change, as well as global sustainable development goals, so they can have their voice heard far beyond the boundaries of the region.

Ambassador Kwok Fook Seng stated that the story “should be about making conscious choices for the wellbeing of future generations. The more effort we put in the reduction of greenhouse gases, the more we slow climate change. Responsible choices in climate policy should not be seen as conscribing economic growth.” He also added that “Southeast Europe does not have the structural constraints which shackle many mature economies. Your emerging economies are still at a point where you can plan and achieve a sustainable, climate-friendly future.”

Kunihiko Shimada said that “the role of local communities is essential to successfully fight climate change.” He also seized this opportunity to announce the opening of the Green Climate Fund, which was founded by the United States and Japan.

Professor Jeffrey Sachs underscored in his statement that Serbia has the opportunity to become a green economy leader and reiterated SDSN’s eagerness to help the country’s decarbonization process.

He added that the “U.S.-China joint announcement on climate change and energy is the most important advance on the climate change agenda in many years. While the full ramifications will only be known at the climate summit in Paris in December 2015, the two largest C02 emitters have finally spoken, and most importantly, they’ve spoken together. What they’ve said gives the world a fighting chance – and no doubt the last one – for climate safety,” Sachs affirmed.

Sachs concluded that, “the world will need to get almost entirely out of the fossil fuel business in the next half century or so, except for what can be continued safely with the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Such a deep transformation is feasible through a combination of three main steps: massive energy efficiency; a pervasive shift to low-carbon and zero-carbon electricity (notably wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, nuclear, and CCS); and the electrification of all vehicle transport and of heating and ventilation in residential and commercial buildings.”

One day before the Conference, the world premiere of Professor Sachs’ new book “The Age of Sustainable Development” took place in Belgrade. The book constitutes an outstanding political vision of the sustainable development concept, the Serbian translation of which was jointly published by CIRSD and one of Serbia’s most respected publishing houses Sluzbeni glasnik.

The conference’s ministerial panel, entitled Rethinking Regional Cooperation, included participation by Serbia’s Minister for Agriculture and Environment Snežana Bogosavljević Bošković, Albania’s Environment Minister Lefter Koka, Montenegrin Minister for Sustainable development Branimir Gvozdenović, and ILO’s Green Jobs Coordinator Kees Van der Ree. The panel was moderated by CIRSD Advisor on International Relations and Serbia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Suzana Grubješić.

The ministers concluded that Southeast Europe had possessed the potential to achieve sustainable development by means of sustainable tourism, organic agriculture, and using renewable energy resources. They also agreed that it remains necessary to achieve better coordination between the region’s states, especially when it comes to rethinking and conducting development strategies, and formulating a common approach in the framework of key international negotiations.

The second panel entitled Green Markets and Investments featured remarks by the president of the Serbian Business Club Privrednik Miodrag Kostić, the President of the Serbian Association of Economists Aleksandar Vlahović, Agrokor Group’s Senior Executive Vice-President Ljerka Puljić, the Director of Continental Wind Serbia Ana Brnabić, the Chief Operating Officer of Hecate Energy Nick Bullinger, Masdar’s Clean Energy Director Bader al-Lamki, and the Co-Founder of Aephoria.Net Petros Kokkalis. One of the panel’s key conclusions was that overcoming the effects of climate change through the transition to a low-carbon, green economy will require the establishment of a comprehensive global public-private partnership. The panelists agreed on the necessity to create an improved regulatory framework for investments in renewable energy sources, as well as the need to incentivize both state and private actors to devote much more effort to reducing energy inefficiency and dependency on lignite.

Bader al-Lamki and Nick Bullinger also gave press statements following the panel, in which both underscored that Southeast Europe has a visible potential and a realistic chance of making a giant leap forward by promoting different aspects of the green economy. Should the region seize the presented opportunity, international companies will undoubtedly show their interest for investing in all its green economy areas. Al-Lamki underlined the readiness of Masdar to support Serbia’s transition from the brown to the green economy. “The Balkans is an emerging economy which can still shape its structure and nature,” he concluded. 

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