Strateški značaj ulaganja u proizvodnju biogoriva – dobar primjer koji treba slijediti

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Tržišta bioenergije se izuzetno dinamično razvijaju što zahtijeva stalno praćenje novih trendova i proizvodnih tokova. Rasprava o biogorivima je rasprava o efektima proizvodnje biogoriva na ekonomiju, društvo i okoliš. Ovaj rad bavi se mješovitim zaključcima kroz analizu industrije biogoriva u Kolumbiji sa privrednog, društvenog i ekološkog aspekta. Kolumbija je, nakon Brazila, drugi najveći proizvođač biogoriva u Latinskoj Americi.

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The New Concept of Eco-Bioeconomy in the Elaboration of Strategies for Safety Food and Defence Food

Animal genetics industry represents one of the ways in which food can be ensured in the future. The local animal breeds have a key role in this industry and they are the main advantage in the competition with the transnational corporations in this domain. In Romania there is an urgent need for this type of industry to be created in order to reduce the import of highly economically competitive animals. On the other hand, it is important that the local animal breeds be preserved since they are part of Romania’s Zoogenetic Patrimony. Genetic variability is the key to the implementation of performant technologies in the animal production. Within this strategy of „Safety food” a new concept appears, that of Eco-bioeconomy, proposed by academic Alexandru T. Bogdan by which he wants to prove the economic force of Romania’s agriculture, the so-called „Romanian Green Power”. Besides the „safety food” term (meaning the assurance of qualitative and quantitative food for the population), another strategy has to be thought of because of the new dangers that can appear (especially the terrorism) and this is „Defence Food”. This strategy has been applied only partially in Romania up until now. Food Security, Defence Food and Safety Food are new concepts that have a great impact in Eco-bio-economy by ensuring the population with qualitative and quantitative food and by raising the level of economic competitiveness in Banat region.

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Examining scale of quality of public service delivery: addressing water and sewerage, communal hygiene, local streets and lighting infrastructure

In this paper we discuss results of public opinion obtained for five municipal services: water and sewarage, communal hygiene, maintenance of streets and roads, street (public) lighting. Paper contains information collected through the survey „Examining the quality of public services“ in BiH. It applied “Improving local public services (PULS)” methodology during examination in 645 households of Srebrenik municipality.

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Valorizacija žetvenih ostataka sa značajnim pozitivnim efektima na životnu sredinu

Ovaj rad je proistekao iz iskustva u praktične valorizacije žetvenih ostataka u kvalitetne nove ekološke proizvode. Razvojem tehnološkog postupka briketiranja i peletiranja od biomase dobijaju se proizvodi za energetske svrhe, hrana za životinje i organsko đubrivo. U tabelama su pokazani parametri emisije gasova i sadržaja organskih i mineralnih materija, a na slikama je prikazan i postupak peletiranja biomase.

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Genetically modified crops safety assessments: present limits and possible improvements

The public hearing on the influences of genetically modified organisms (transgens) on the environment and health, is due on November 13th 2012 in the Serbian Parliament (before the Committee for Protection of the Environment of the Serbian). In light of this event, and the heated debate in the Serbian public, we are republishing this article
(Séralini et al.: Genetically modified crops safety assessments: present limits and possible improvements. Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:10.)

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Monitoring of public services at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In recent decades, the focus is increasingly turning towards defining political responsibility for the results during the term of elected government where civil society organizations (CSOs) play one of the most important roles. Reasons for this are numerous, but the most imperative is the necessity of external control for the results achieved in post – election period. Let us not ignore the fact – the more democratic society is, public accountability becomes mandatory and a must. It must be noted that responsibility is one of the principles of concept of good governance, in addition to efficiency, effectiveness, participation and transparency.

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Uredi, sakupi, recikliraj i uštedi

U Beogradu, na Banovom brdu počeo je prvi program u Srbiji za primarnu selekciju i sakupljanje ambalažnog, elektronskog i električnog otpada, korišćenog jestivog ulja i lekova kojima je istekao rok trajanja, zasnovan na direktnom i masovnom učešću građana. Osnovni cilj projekta je da merenjem niza parametara pokaže ogromnu razliku u efektima i koristima za građane između projekata i javnih politika zasnovanih na tradicionalnim neoliberalnim temeljima gde je učešće građana svedeno na puku formu i gde je mogućnost njihovog uticaja toliko marginalizovana da je zapravo i nema – i projekata zasnovanih na najboljim tradicijama socijaldemokratije koji podrazumevaju masovno učešće građana u realizaciji svih projektnih aktivnosti kao i u svim upravljačkim mehanizmima.

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Methodology for the Elaboration of Sectorial Studies for Territorial Capital by Synergy of the Sequential Components based on Eco-Bio-Economy with a View to Form the Rural Web Network of Zoogenetic Biodiversity in the Banat Region

Eco-Bio-Economy may be considered an attempt for a new eco-economic and bio-economic vision, which reunites in an integrated pattern: the economy, the ecology, the biodiversity, the eco-economy and the bio-economy focusing the integrated smart sustainable development of the world. To this valuable areas, the Eco-Bio-Economy may address possible Eco-Bio-Policies and Eco-Bio-Strategies and allows the contribution of the social economy, of excellence and of the “all in one quality”, of the welfare economy, of solidarity, social corporate responsibility, as elements which may be utilized in an integrated practical future platform in a multipolar world for a healthy and ecological environment, to ensure and to promote a smart, creative, innovative, economic sustainable development. Transnational projects can also be included in the strategy for development in Banat because these projects represent a possible way of developing the Danube area.

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Obnovljivi izvori energije – nasušna potreba Srbije (Apstrakt)

Povećanim korišćenjem obnovljivih izvora energije, osim očiglednih ekonomskih efekata kao što su smanjenje potrošnje uvoznih energenata i smanjenje zagađenja životne sredine, angažovao bi se domaći kapital, podstakao rad malih i srednjih preduzeća, kao i domaće proizvodne opreme za korišćenje ovih izvora energije. Otvorila bi se nova radna mesta i zaposlili bi se ljudi iz lokalne sredine. Došlo bi do razvoja ruralnih krajeva zemlje, jer većina obnovljivih izvora energije se nalazi baš tamo, u tim područjima, koja su ekonomski i privredno najnerazvijenija.

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Regionalization and Globalization in the Concept of Sustainable Development Education

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The concept of sustainable development appeared when the economic growth was given ecological objectives regarding the prevention and reduction of pollution with a view to environmental preservation, as well as the rehabilitation of affected areas. The prevention of a destructive process such as the disruption of the ecological balance is by all means cheaper than the reconstitution of the conditions prior to an ecological disaster. Sustainable development has become the strategical objective of all mankind. United in pursuit of this objective, the governments of many countries elaborated variants of actions which should ensure the economic growth towards which mankind aspires, with minimum damage to the environment. There were elaborated political and economic solutions, worldwide and region-wide, and so there was born a new discipline, called environmental engineering.

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