International day of biodiversity marked in the National Assembly

Valentina Đureta

23. May 2017

International day of biodiversity marked in the National Assembly

Informal Green Parliamentary Group has marked the International Day of Biodiversity, by organizing a meeting on its different aspects. Meeting was held in the Green Salon of the National Assembly on Monday, 22 May.

Group Secretariat in short presented (and announced the beginning of) the project that will be implemented with support of „Open Regional Fund for South East Europe – Biodiversity“ of German GIZ.

In order to make this topic better known to MPs, Secretariat prepared a short and effective info-graphic which illustrates why is biodiversity so important, what are the benefits and which the pitfalls, and what can decision makers do in order to enrich animal and plant world. This info-graphic is available at the website of Green Parliamentary Group.

Next to discussing biodiversity, the meeting was used to agree on further activities of the Group: a meeting out of Belgrade to speak more of the issue and network with local actors and stakeholders; as well as continuation of the work on primary waste separation in the National Assembly itself. Also discussed was the possibility of introducing a separate Ministry for the Environment, and improving communication.

All MPs present agreed how the next team in charge of GPG’s work should comprise Jasmina Karanac, Nada Lazić and Žarko Mićin.