BSF panel addresses regional challenges in green economy

A Belgrade Security Forum panel on a transition to a green, more developed Western Balkans on Friday addressed the challenges facing the region in the field of the green economy.

18 Oktobar 2019 19:00

BELGRADE - A Belgrade Security Forum panel on a transition to a green, more developed Western Balkans on Friday addressed the challenges facing the region in the field of the green economy.

Julian Popov from the Brussels-based European Climate Fund said the Western Balkans was rich in renewable energy sources and that the region could be a significant factor in an EU transition concerning the fight against climate change.

Vlatka Matkovic-Puljic from the Health and Environment Alliance said pollution in the region did not remain in the Western Balkans but moved on into the EU and elsewhere.

She warned that Serbia's Kostolac coal-fired power plant was emitting the same quantity of pollutants as entire Germany was.

Regional Cooperation Council Secretary-General Majlinda Bregu said the region needed to make use of the fact the EU was working on a new approach to enlargement in the Western Balkans and insist more on the green economy and environmental protection.

Everybody is now focusing on the green economy and it will be one of the priorities of the new European Commission, she said.


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