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Potreba ozelenjavanja ekonomije u Srbiji
Towards Greening Economy in Serbia

Author(s): Author Not Specified
Subject(s): Political Ecology, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: HESPERIAedu
Keywords: green economy; sustainable development; economy; environment; European integration

Summary/Abstract: This paper present extract from and promotion of study about achievements and perspectives towards a Green Economy and Sustainable Growth in Serbia. It is important to note that even at the global level there is still no uniform, generally accepted definition of the term green economy. While creating this study we have relied on the definition of “green economy” given by UNEP, while also taking into consideration the definition given by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The green economy concept is promoted as a tool to assist countries on the path to achieve sustainable development. The world witnessed that while economic growth lifted millions out of poverty, it was often at the expense of environmental and social conditions and did not benefit all. The decades in which new values and prosperity were created based on the principles of traditional economic models have not managed to fight social marginalisation and change ever-growing excessive consumption of resources. Therefore, it is important to ensure that economic growth provides benefits to society and the environment as a whole. Sustainability still remains a primary long-term goal, but additional efforts must be focused on implementing the concept of green economy if the desire is to achieve that goal. Sustainable development is an umbrella, holistic concept and paradigm which connects economy, society and environment, within which green development strategies can be viewed as an appropriate framework contributing to feasible sustainable development policies. In view of this, it is clear that green economy is something which is more specific than sustainable development.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-24
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Serbian