LONDON – Businesses, investors, and governments that are serious about fulfilling net-zero emissions pledges before 2050 should be rushing to protect, conserve, and regenerate the natural resources and ecosystems that support our economic growth, food security, health, and climate. Yet there appear to be worryingly few trailblazers out there.
Worse, we are quickly running out of time. The science makes clear that to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change and to build resilience against the effects that are already inevitable, we must end biodiversity loss before 2030. That means establishing lasting conservation for at least 30% of land and sea areas within eight years, and then charting a course toward living in harmony with nature by 2050.
Though the challenge is massive, ignoring it makes no sense from a business perspective. A World Economic Forum white paper estimates that nature-positive policies “could generate an estimated $10 trillion in new annual business value and create 395 million jobs by 2030.” Among other things, such policies would use precision-agriculture technologies to improve crop yields – diversifying diets with more fruit and vegetables in the process – and boost agroforestry and peatland restoration.
Jeremić, Lompar and Protić about the war in Ukraine, Russia and Kosovo and Metohija
"The clash between the US and China will largely determine our time. They are the two most consistent forces in economics, science and technology. The US is already a military superpower and China will become that in the 21 century, "Jeremić said during the discussion "The return of the history- Serbia on a crossroad," which was held by CIRSD in Aeroklub in Belgrade.
CIRSD team member at the European Forum Alpbach 2022
In mid-August 2022, Assistant to the President of CIRSD and Horizons Junior Editor, Aleksandar Ljubomirović attended the prestigious annual European Forum in the Austrian village Alpbach, Europe’s most prestigious, high-level and invitation-only event.
CIRSD and PCNS co-organize an event about the MENA region
Envisioned as part of a series of high-level discussions and roundtables focusing on MENA related topics, this closed-door event is scheduled to take place on September 7th, 2022 at 04:00 p.m. (CET) on Zoom.
Jeremić and Schmidt-Traub: The continuation of the war in Ukraine will cause a world food crisis
"The war in Ukraine has deepened the existing crisis in the system of food production and
consumption, which is a consequence of the pandemic and reduced incomes, as well as climate
change. This has a dramatic impact on agricultural production around the world," said Schmidt-
Traub at the lecture. "How will the future reflect on agriculture, food and water", held as part of
CIRSD's "Future Leaders" program, whose participants include postgraduate students from all
over the world.