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Zlatibor Mona hotel – the only hotel in Serbia outside of Belgrade with international ecocertification “Green Key”

The Zlatibor Mona hotel has always been renowned as a business dedicated to upholding the tenets of social responsibility. This has recently been officially recognized with our having satisfied the requirements for the Green Key, the reception of which marks a new epoch in the social awareness of our business operation. Through numerous activities, we continue to contribute to environment protection, raising ecological awareness of staff and guests alike, as well as local community development. We strive to continue to advance in the sphere of sustainable business and to implement all the measures possible toward the realization of the Green Key aims. We proudly point out that we are the first Serbian hotel brand, as well as the only hotel in Serbia outside of Belgrade to receive this prestigious certificate.

“It is with great pleasure that I can say we received the “Green Key” certificate thanks to the dedication of our entire team and that all our employees have recognized the importance of the initiative and came on board of this global environmental movement. With regard to the fulfillment of the certificate requirements, many were completed already in 2007, with the renovation of the hotel, and our operation now accommodates all the criteria, including water consumption control, electrical energy expenditure, and the exclusive use of environmentally friendly chemical products.”

Ivan Vitorović, Chief Executive Officer of Mona Hotel Management

Round table AIR QUALITY IN SERBIA AND REGION, YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW – CLEAN AIR – HEALTHY FUTURE: draft agenda available

Program /Agenda

                                                  

Nacrt AGENDE – Finalna agenda će imati dopune

Draft Agenda as on May 22, 2019 –Final agenda will be adopted to the June 4th status

 

4.      jun                                                    June 4th

 

 

Sala PKS, Resavska 13-15 Beograd                                Serbian Chamber of Commerce Conference room,

Resavska  13-15, Belgrade

 

9:30 – 10:00         Registracija učesnika / Registration

 

10:00 – 10:40   Uvodna obraćanja /

                          Opening remarks

 

Predsedavajući/Chair persons: mr Dušan Stokić – PKS, dr Uroš Rakić, mr Aleksandra Mladenović – Ambasadori održivog razvoja i životne sredine

Goran Trivan , Minister, Ministry of Environmental Protection of Republic of Serbia / ministar zaštite životne sredine Republike Srbije

□         Stanojla  Mandić, Deputy Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Serbia / zamenik  Poverenika za informacije od javnog značaja i zaštitu podataka o ličnosti Republike Srbije

□         Mihailo Vesović, advisor of president, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia , Co-organizer of the EnE19 Conference/ Privredna komora Srbije, koorganizator Konferencije

□         Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development representative, Co-organizer of the EnE19 Conference/Predstavnik Ambasadora održivog razvoja I životne sredine, koorganizator Konferencije

 

Note: Competent authorities and international community in Serbia were invited to address the event with opening remarks – the list will be updated when receive official confirmation

Napomena: Nadležni organi i diplomate/međunarodne organizacije u Srbiji su pozvani da pozdrave konferenciju – ova lista će biti dopunjena kada organizatori budu dobili zvanične potvrde o prihvatanju poziva

 

Grupno slikanje / Group photo

 

Okrugli sto/Round table

Moderator  dr Uroš Rakić

 

Introductory presentations, by invitation – Uvodna obraćanja, po pozivu

(sugerisano trajanje 10 minuta)

Discussion – Diskusija

 

10:45 -12:30

Filip Radović, direktor  Agencije za zaštitu životne sredine, Ministarstvo zaštite životne sredine,

Republika Srbija, naslov će biti poznat do konferencije:

 

Dragan Ðurica,  Pomoćnik pokrajinskog sekretara za urbanizam i zaštitu životne sredine  – Sektor za monitoring i informacioni sistem životne sredine: Kvalitet vaduha  – dela pre reči

 

dr Elizabet Paunović , bivsa šefica Evropskog centra za životnu sredinu i zdravlje Svetske zdravstvene organizacije (SZO) / former head of WHO European Centre for Environment and Health. Nacionalna implementacija Agende 2030 kao odlicna prilika za smanjivanje negativnog uticaja zagadjenog vazduha na ljudsko zdravlje

 

dr sci  Uroš Rakić, Institut za javno zdravlje Srbije “dr Milan Jovanović Batut” : Aerozagađenje  kao faktor rizika po zdravlje

 

Andrej Šoštarić,  Gradski zavod za javno zdravlje Beograd: Monitoring kvaliteta vazduha u Beogradu

 

Prof dr Svetlana Stanišić, Univerzitet Singidunum: Veza između kvaliteta vazduha u Beogradu i smrtnosti

 

Marko Kazimirović,  Univerzitet u Beogradu, Šumarski fakultet: Uticaj rasta šuma na kvalitet vazduha

 

Discussion interventions by invitation -Diskusione intervencije po pozivu

(sugerisano trajanje 5 minuta)

Discussion – Diskusija

 

12:30-13:00             Milenko Jovanović, Načelnik Odeljenja za kontrolu kvaliteta vazduha, Agencija za zaštitu životne sredine, Ministarstvo zaštite životne sredine, Republika Srbija: Analiza stanja kvaliteta vazduha u Srbiji u 2018. godini

                                

                                 Vladimir Savić, Pomoćnik direktora za kvalitet , Zavod za javno zdravlјe Kralјevo:

                                 Lokalni monitoring kvaliteta vazduha na teitoriji grada Kraljeva

 

Dunja Đenić , član gradskog veća zadužen za zaštitu životne sredine i energetsku efikasnost grada Uzica gradska uprava: Aerozagađenje u Užicu

 

                                 Zoran Živkovic, zamenik gradonačelnika Valjeva: Aerozagađenje u Valjevu

 

Ivana Krstić, Sekretar Sekretarijata za zaštitu životne sredine Grada Niša : Aerozagađenje u Nišu

 

                             Mirjana Mitrović,  Agencija za zaštitu životne sredine, Ministarstvo zaštite životne sredine,   Republika Srbija: Polen u Srbiji

 

 

13:00-13:10          #BeatAirPollution: SOS za insekte/oprašivače, Eko-škola “Drinka Pavlović”, Beograd

                             #BeatAirPollution: SOS for insects/pollinators, Eco-schools “Drinka Pavlovic”, Belgrade

 

13:10 -14:00

Discussion interventions by invitation, continuation -Diskusione intervencije po pozivu , nastavak

(sugerisano trajanje 5 minuta)

Discussion-Diskusija

 

Aleksandra Mladenović, predsednik, AOR, Refleksija na odluke i dogadjaje u okviru UNEA4, koje su usmerene na zastitu vazduha od zagadjenja: fokus na uzroke

 

Prof dr Marija Jevtić, Medicinski Fakultet Univerzitet Novi Sad / Institut Za Javno Zdravlje Vojvodine

“Citizens science” –  u izazovima kvaliteta vazduha

 

Aleksandar Macura,  suosnivač, direktor programa RES fondacija, Trošenje javnih sredstava za mere smanjenja zagađenja vazduha: Kriterijumi i način sprovođenja

 

Vladimir Spasić, Balkan Green Energy News/ Center for Promotion of Sustainable Development: Aerozagađenje i mediji

 

Srđana Kukolj, Health and Environment Alliance: Kvaliteta vazduha i uticaj na zdravlje čovjeka

 

Učešće u diskusiji potvrdili su i : dr Tamara Perunović Ćulić, pomoćnik direktora Agencije za zaštitu životne sredine, Dragan Jeremić,  Državni sekretar i Predsednik radne grupe za donošenje mera za smanjenje aerozagađenja, Ministarstvo zaštite životne sredine,

 

14:00                   Conference closing (coorganisators)

Zatvaranje konferecije (obraćanje u ime kooganizatora)

Save the date: June 4, 2019 – EnE19 Conference/Round table AIR QUALITY IN SERBIA, YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW – CLEAN AIR – HEALTHY FUTURE

 

The Great Plant Hunt: Eco-Schools Toyota Biodiversity Educational Project

Eco-Schools – Toyota Biodiversity Educational Project

The project will focus on biodiversity with a particular emphasis on plants and their associated species. The project will include educational aspects, based on the FEE Educational Principles, and practical activities based on resources developed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Kew and the Wellcome Trust will be acknowledged on all material adapted from the Great Plant Hunt (GPH). Where possible links with Toyota retailers will be encouraged, especially in MM5 countries (countries with strong Toyota presence). The project will run for five years.  

Partners

The Foundation for Environmental Education is a non-governmental, non-profit charity aimed at promoting sustainable development through environmental education. A global presence, more than 80 countries around the world are engaged in working with various FEE programmes. The organisation is recognised by UNESCO as a world-leader within the fields of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development.

Toyota Motor Europe established the Toyota Fund for Europe to collaborate with non-profit organisations on community activities that support the environment, technical education and road safety. The projects supported by the Toyota Fund for Europe aim at raising awareness and creating positive change.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew’s mission is to be the global resource for plant and fungal knowledge and the world’s leading botanic garden. The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement.   

The Great Plant Hunt was commissioned and funded by The Wellcome Trust to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.  The materials were developed and created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Objectives of the project

  1. Develop young people as advocates for conservation & promotion of local biodiversity actions
  2. Develop science based resources in line with the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) principles to allow teachers to promote biodiversity education activity
  3. Meet Kew/FEE principles
  • Easy to apply
  • Promote critical thinking by “go and see”/study approach (learn by doing)
  • Consistent with CBD/Green Corridor
  1. Help meet EU/UN targets for biodiversity education
  2. Develop module as part of FEE school programmes.

Materials prepared for schools will follow the FEE Educational Principles and will be living examples of Education for Sustainable Development.

 

Eco-Schools implementation of the project

Step I Registration

Interested schools wishing to take part, must register with the National Operator (NO) to begin. The NO approves the list of schools taking part. NOs register the schools and enter the school’s information to the FEE database.

Step 2 Review

Following the guidelines and resources, schools will review the initial situation to get a baseline before any actions take place. This part is vital if schools are to track their progress and celebrate their success. Schools must carry out a baseline Biodiversity Awareness Survey to examine levels of awareness surrounding biodiversity and its importance. There will be a number of essential questions which schools will need to answer. However, schools are welcome to come up with a more extensive set of questions as part of the review process. The questions will take into account the age and ability of the user. The results should be publicised.

Another important element of the review is to create a habitat map of the school grounds and record the species present. Schools will need to think about the seasons, weather and time of year, as biodiversity is strongly influenced by all. Schools will use ID charts adapted from Kew’s Great Plant Hunt. Sample ID charts will be made available. Schools will also be able to fill in/create their own ID charts based on the species they find. Students will be encouraged to take pictures of plants found on their schools grounds include some brief information, record them on the charts and upload them on the project page.

The schools stories/information will be uploaded to ‘Exposure’. Guidelines will be circulated re. Exposure.  It is hoped that a basic database of plant species in schools around Europe will be created and added to in subsequent years.

As well as local resources, it is hoped that knowledgeable family and community members and local experts will offer assistance in identifying species. 

Step 3 Action

The Review will have helped pinpoint some issues of concern in the schools, perhaps even in the surrounding area or nationally. Once schools have a clear baseline they can focus their attention on ways of helping biodiversity and various plant species.

 

Top 2 Biodiversity Actions: 

ü  Increase the levels of awareness throughout the school and wider community

ü  (If possible) increase the number of native species and the species diversity in the school’s environs.

Examples of actions will be uploaded by the schools/National Operators and published on ‘Exposure’.

 

Step 4 Monitoring and Evaluation

From the beginning schools should plan how they will measure the success of you Biodiversity Action Plan. The monitoring process is extremely effective when it comes to identifying progress and comparing past and present behaviour and attitudes.  It is important that changes in behaviour and practical measures are measured over an extended period of time.

Evaluate levels of awareness by revisiting the awareness survey carried out at the beginning of the year.

Evaluate progress on practical improvements

ü  Create a new map showing off any practical improvements

ü  Check if species richness and numbers have increased

More at    http://www.ecoschools.global/the-great-plant-hunt/learn-more

More about implementation actions in Serbia at: http://ambassadors-env.com/project/veliki-lov-na-biljke/ (in Serbian) and  http://feeserbia.com/programi/veliki-lov-na-biljke/ (in Serbian)

 

 

 

Aarhus Center Novi Beograd – how to get involved?

In November 2015, Young Researchers of Serbia established the Aarhus center Novi Beograd, the fifth Aarhus Centre in Serbia, as an encouragement for the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and the greater involvement of citizens in environmental protection issues. On 13 April 2016, at the Media Center in Belgrade, Aarhus Centre Novi Beograd, with the support of OSCE Mission to Serbia, organized a roundtable “How to get involved?” about the cooperation between different actors in the environmental protection in Belgrade. At the roundtable, about 30 representatives of institutions and organizations discussed what can be done to improve environmental protection in Belgrade. For more information, please visit website link or facebook link.

 

 

ENV.net Course: CSO Participation in Accession Process

Agenda 8.4.2016

9:30-10:00 Registration of participants

10:00-10:10 Short introduction of ENV.net project, Nataša Žugić-Drakulić, ENV.net coordinator for Serbia

10:10-11:10 Andjelka Mihajlov and Mirjana Drenovak Ivanovic, representatives of the Negotiation Team 27

11:10-11:30 Representative of the Negotiation Group 27, invited

11:30-11:50 Jelena Pajović van Reenen, representative of the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society

11:50-12:10 Natasa Djereg, Center for Ecology and Sustainable Development- CEKOR, National Convention on the EU: “Role of CSOs in Accession Process”

12:10-12:30 Hristina Stevanović-Čarapina, Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development: “Position papers on Chemicals/Waste/IPPC, as the framework for discussion”

12:30-13:00 Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:45 Richard Filcak, European Environmental Bureau: “Horizontal polices and legislation – lessons learned from the EU accession process, challenges and opportunities”

14:45-15:30 Richard Filcak, European Environmental Bureau: “CSOs in EC Progress Reporting

15-30-16:00 Mirko Popović, Belgrade Open School: Coalition 27 Report on Serbia’s progress in the Chapter 27 (Environment and Climate Change) of the EU pre-accession negotiation 27: Environment and Climate Change

16:00-16:30 Discussion

* Moderator: Aleksandra Mladenović, Executive Director, Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development

Chapter 27: Environment and climate change in the media

Activities of the project include: 
The round table / seminar on 28 October at 12 am in the Media Center: Chapter 27, environment and climate change in the media ,
for journalists,  includes Chapter 27, case reporting practices on this issue in our country (compared with reporting in other countries) …. (presentation of the project activities at the fair ECOFAIR 2015, with a public invitation to interested parties to apply for the seminar
– preparing and making available information on-line brochure for the Press 

Activities contribute to the objective of the project to influence the improvement of journalistic skills and knowledge for specialized reporting in the field of environmental protection and climate change, which would contribute to the improvement of ways, the quality and scope of media coverage and better information of the citizens. The project is support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, which in 2015 co-financed ENV.net project

Economic strengthening of Roma families

Project Economic strengthening of Roma families in the municipalities of Knjaževac and Ljubovija , under the Project „Technical Assistance to the Office for Human and Minority Rights in the implementation of the National Strategy for Roma Inclusion“ started on May 2015, supported by OSCE Mission in Serbia and having EASD as the Implementing Agency.

Project activities:

 

Phase 1

Phase 2