Number 34 – February 2024

    Focus topics: Sustainable architecture and financing of green construction

    We have a very exciting year ahead of us where, as before, we continue to inform you about green topics. At the end of last year, the COP 28 Conference was held, where the initiative for a sustainable construction sector until 2030 was launched, which gave us the idea to devote the number before you to sustainable architecture and financing of green projects.

    During the work on this issue, we learned that there is an increasing demand for green bonds, which was confirmed by Zoran Grubišić, dean and professor of Belgrade Banking Academy. In the interview – Green bonds finance the development of ecological projects – you can read other interesting things he told us. Sustainably managing the construction sector is an important requirement for a more sustainable future.

    Dragana Korica, the executive director, explained how the Serbia Green Building Council contributes to creating such a future in our country. We spoke with Žarko Petrović, team leader for resilient development in UNDP Serbia, about the unique financing program for those who have innovative solutions but need technical and financial support to implement them.

    Damjan Bergant, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Serbia, told us all about the investments, laws and preserved nature of one of the smallest but greenest countries of the European Union, which quickly managed to accept European standards and approach the highest level in the field of environmental protection in the world. In Croatia, the implementation of green infrastructure is also increasingly widespread, which leads to significant investments in this area.

    We spoke with Ines Androić Brajčić from the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets of Croatia about the current situation and green building standards that must be respected as a member state of the European Union. The exact dates of the start of the DDOR BG Car Show 08 and the 16th Motopassion International Motorcycle Fair, and the fifth Energy Summit in Trebinje can be found on the pages in front of you. Of course, there are also always inspiring stories of enthusiasts who are trying in unique ways to help and change our attitude toward planet Earth and natural resources. You can read them in the People and Challenges section.

    We know how important renewable energy sources are and how much solar power plants contribute to a more secure electricity supply. The residents of Kikinda, thanks to the vision of the leaders of the company MT-KOMEX, will soon receive a solar power plant with a capacity of 7 MW AC.

    And there are many more texts that we have prepared for you, and they are waiting for you to read them. Enjoy!