Youth is the New Green

We have hosted workshops and seminars with the aim to promote adaptation to climate change; reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases and improved management of water resources.

Environment protection Political and social inclusion

Youth is the New Green

After the catastrophic floods of 2014, climate change has finally entered the focus of the work of state institutions in Serbia, which opened the space for civil sector to raise awareness in all categories of the society.

BFPE, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany started the project  Youth is the new green,  which is aimed at high school students. As part of the cycle of three seminars and workshops, students of technical schools and grammar schools had the opportunity to develop skills to promote adaptation to climate change, as well as to expand their knowledge on reducing CO2 emissions, water resources management, and other topics that are relevant to this area.

The first seminar, entitled “Climate change: how does it affect us?” started with a presentation from Professor Vladimir Djurdjevic, of the Faculty of Physics in Belgrade, who spoke about the emergence of climate change from the perspective of modern climatology.

Within the three-day gathering, participants had the opportunity to talk to a professor of Social Ecology from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Dr. Darko Nadic, as well as to visit the Republic Hydrometeorological Institute in Kosutnjak (Belgrade), where they spoke with meteorologists who are employed at the Center for Monitoring Climate Change, as well as to see how do meteorological measuring instruments function.

Next seminar was held from 26 to 28 November at Ceptor at Fruska Gora, around the issue of sustainability of biodiversity through changes in the climate, and how we can protect their environment in the 21st century.

On Friday, 11 December 2015 , in the residence of the German Ambassador discussion was held on the occasion of completion of the project.

Representatives of secondary schools participating in the project spoke about the consequences of the increase in global temperature due to the increased use of fossil fuels, and pointed out that the Republic of Serbia has the greatest potential in the field of hydropower and geothermal sources.

Finally, the participants of the program, again in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Belgrade, had the opportunity to participate in RENEXPO® international platform for experts in the energy sector on 20 and 21 April 2016 in Belexpocenter in Belgrade. They visited the stands of more than 70 exhibitors from all over Europe, and were given the opportunity to visit the interactive exhibition in Berlin called Energiewende.

Program Events

Every year, BFPE organizes more than 50 events: conferences, round tables, panel discussions, workshops and simulations. Find out more.

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