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24.04.2024.

INVITATION FOR COMPANIES

As part of the pilot program "Corporate Carbon Governance 2024," the Center for Green Economy offers free consulting services to a maximum of 10 companies/SMEs in the field of corporate carbon governance (CCG).
The aim of CCG is to assist companies/SMEs in analyzing and calculating their own carbon emissions.

Consultants from the Center for Green Economy will provide selected companies with a free service to assess and calculate the amount of GHG emissions and structure the data according to standardized GHG protocols. The provision of CCG services under this call will be conducted as a pilot project for trained consultants from the Center for Green Economy.

After the pilot phase of the project, future CCG services will no longer be free. Therefore, this is a unique opportunity for your company/SME to participate in this program.
Applications will be reviewed by an expert committee composed of representatives from CZE, GIZ, and external experts.  

Apply HERE! (Link)
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13.04.2024.

CARBON MANAGEMENT -
Training for Consultants

The Center for Green Economy, as part of a project funded by the German International Cooperation Agency - GIZ, contract number: 81301839; project processing number: 21.2208.3-005.04., and in collaboration with the Responsible Business Hub, organized a Carbon Management Consultant Training from April 8th to April 12th, 2024.

The training was conducted by professors from the Faculty of Economics, Dr. Dejan Jovanović and Dr. Nemanja Lojanica, and professors from the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Dr. Goran Bošković and Dr. Mladen Josijević.
Additionally, on the last day of training, guest lecturers were Emma Petrović from the Center forDigital Transformation and Tanja Lindell from RBH.

Ten participants attended the training, and upon completion and testing, they receive pilot companies to work with. In this way, the Center for Green Economy expands its consultant base in line with market needs, aiming to assist SMEs and large companies in adapting more efficiently to market demands related to operating in accordance with green economy principles. In the upcoming period, the Center for Green Economy plans to issue a call for companies to apply to be part of the carbon management pilot project.

27.02.2024.

Open Call for Consultants:
CARBON MANAGEMENT - 2024

The Center for Green Economy is building a network of consultants to support SMEs on the path of green transformation and decarbonization.

The call is open from February 27, 2024. to March 10, 2024.

Applicants should provide the following information and data:
1.  Motivational letter
2.  Curriculum Vitae
3.  Professional experience and recommendations (including a list of references)
4.  Certificate of good intention

More detailed information is available in the call:

Download CALL by clicking on this link
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31.01.2024.

The panel discussion "Sustainable Development Reporting in the Context of Business Decarbonization and Responsible Waste and Waste Energy Management" was held

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, a panel discussion titled "Sustainable Development Reporting in the Context of Business Decarbonization and Responsible Waste and Waste Energy Management" was held at the Faculty of Economics, organized by the Center for Green Economy at the University of Kragujevac.
The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Dejan Jovanović, the head of the Center. At the beginning, the attendees were greeted by Prof. Dr. Vladimir Ranković, Vice-Rector for Teaching and Student Affairs at the University of Kragujevac, Ms. Johanna Wohlmeyer, representative of GIZ, and Mr. Saša Ćurčić, coordinator of the industry at the Regional Chamber of Commerce for the Šumadija and Pomoravlje administrative district. The panel discussion was divided into two thematic sessions: Business Decarbonization and Sustainability Reporting – a Challenge for the Accounting Profession (Panel 1) and Responsible Waste and Waste Energy Management in the Context of the Circular Economy (Panel 2). On Panel 1, the speakers were representatives from companies Ernst&Young Serbia, Forum for Responsible Business, Smart Collective, e:Odraz, and Bosis Valjevo. On Panel 2, the speakers were representatives from JKP Šumadija, TTI Group d.o.o. Belgrade, and the Faculty of Engineering Sciences Kragujevac. The panel addressed challenges that companies face in designing sustainable development reports (non-financial reports), ESG performances, issues in calculating the carbon footprint, CBAM, and problems in designing reports, auditing non-financial reports, ways to develop and implement an efficient waste and waste energy management strategy, and what companies can expect in the future. Panel participants are experts in the field of circular economy, non-financial reporting, and waste management.
The event brought together representatives from the academic community, the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, students, as well as representatives of small, medium, and large companies facing challenges in the green transformation process and adapting business to sustainable development goals. The panel was organized as part of a project funded by the German Organization for International Cooperation – GIZ. In addition to GIZ, the event was supported by the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, the University of Kragujevac, the Faculty of Economics at the University of Kragujevac, the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University of Kragujevac, Trnava promet doo, and Prava Priča 23 Kragujevac. The Center for Green Economy at the University of Kragujevac thanks the students of the student club "Aktiva" who volunteered to participate in the organization of the event.

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15.12.2023.

Workshop "Key Challenges for the Economy on the Path to Green Transformation – CBAM, Decarbonization, ESG, Due Diligence, Monitoring, and Reporting"

On Friday, December 15, 2023, a workshop "Key Challenges for the Economy on the Path to Green Transformation – CBAM, Decarbonization, ESG, Due Diligence, Monitoring, and Reporting" was organized at the premises of the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Šumadija and Pomoravlje Administrative District. Representatives of the Center for Green Economy, Dr. Dejan Jovanović, and Dr. Nemanja Lojanica actively participated in the workshop.

Kragujevac - Serbian Chamber of Commerce
14.12.2023.

A press conference and a working meeting with representatives of GIZ were held

On December 14, 2023, a press conference was held to introduce the Center for Green Economy at the University of Kragujevac in the presence of representatives from GIZ, the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Šumadija and Pomoravlje Administrative District, and the University of Kragujevac. Following the conference, a working meeting took place to prepare the implementation plan for a project approved and funded by GIZ, as well as to define the goals of the Center for 2024. Attendees included GIZ representatives: Juergen Kappenmann, Johanna Wohlmeyer, and Patrick Zuell, as well as representatives from the University of Kragujevac: Prof. Dr. Nenad Filipović, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Senić, Dr. Dejan Jovanović, Dr. Nemanja Lojanica, Dr. Goran Bošković, Dr. Mladen Josijević, Dr. Marija Gačić, and Milica Kaplarević.The project is implemented from October 16, 2023, to December 31, 2024, with the aim of helping the Center become a regional knowledge hub. On the one hand, it will support the academic community in developing disciplines related to the green economy, and on the other hand, it will develop a portfolio of services relevant to the private sector, consultants, and other stakeholders. The Center's team has undergone training on "Carbon Accounting and Management at the Company Level" conducted by the German consulting firm ADELPHI, as well as numerous other workshops and training organized by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Responsible Business Hub (RBH), and GIZ. In 2024, the Center will conduct training for six carbon footprint consultants, with 10 companies participating in a pilot project for CO2 accounting. Numerous panels, workshops, and lectures by eminent speakers from Serbia and abroad on the topic of CO2 emission management are planned for the year.

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Center for Green Economy in the media:

Kragujevac.bizRadio Television Kragujevac (RTK)
01.12.2023.

The panel "Integrating Sustainability into Accounting and Auditing Education"

At the Academy of Vocational Studies in Western Serbia, Valjevo Department, a panel on "Integrating Sustainability into Accounting and Auditing Education" was held on December 1, 2023. Participants included representatives from the academic community, both domestic and international: Prof. Dr. Snežana Knežević (Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade), Prof. Dr. Neda Vitezić (Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka), Prof. Dr. Jozefina Beke-Trivunac (Alfa BK University), Dr. Edin Glogić (FINRA University of Tuzla), as well as representatives from the business sector: Marija Pantelić (Bosis Valjevo), Aleksandra Tanasković (EY Serbia), Vidosava Džagić (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia – PK Beograd). Dr. Dejan Jovanović participated in the panel, presenting the activities of the Center for Green Economy over the past period and its future plans. Additionally, Dr. Jovanović emphasized that the University of Kragujevac and the Faculty of Economics, University of Kragujevac, align their curricula with market needs and global trends in green economy integration into the fields of accounting and auditing.

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22.11.2023.

Round Table "Global Challenges and Green Transition of the Republic of Serbia"

In Vrdnik on November 22, 2023, the First Round Table "Global Challenges and Green Transition of the Republic of Serbia" was organized by Educons University within the project "Circular Economy as a Development Model Forming the New Identity of the Republic of Serbia," funded by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia. Dr. Marija Gačić and Dr. Dejan Jovanović participated in the round table, where Dr. Jovanović presented the activities and team of the Center for Green Economy. He emphasized that the mission of the Center is to simplify the green transition for SMEs and large companies, enabling them to operate in line with sustainable development goals.

EDUCIRCYouTubeFaculty of Economics, University of Kragujevac
02.11.2023.

Training course "Preparation of the industry for the implementation of the Regulation on Cross-Border Adjustment of Carbon Pricing: CBAM for aluminum, iron/steel – key issues, requirements, obligations"

Representatives of the Center for Green Economy, Dr. Dejan Jovanović and Dr. Nemanja Lojanica, participated on November 2, 2023, in the training "Preparation of the industry for the implementation of the Regulation on Cross-Border Adjustment of Carbon Pricing: CBAM for aluminum, iron/steel – key issues, requirements, obligations," organized at the premises of the Regional Chamber of Commerce for the Šumadija and Pomoravlje administrative district in Kragujevac.

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17.10.2023.

Workshop for ESG risk management and compliance with the requirements of ESG regulations

On October 17, 2023, a workshop on "ESG Risk Management and Compliance with ESG Regulations" was held at the premises of the Regional Chamber of Commerce for the Šumadija and Pomoravlje Districts in Kragujevac. Dr. Dejan Jovanović, associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and a representative of the Center for Green Economy, actively participated in the workshop.

Responsible Business Hub
20-29.09.2023.

Participation of Center representatives in the training course "Carbon Accounting and Management at the Company Level

Representatives of the Center for Green Economy, Dr. Dejan Jovanović, Dr. Nemanja Lojanica, Dr. Goran Bošković, and Dr. Mladen Josijević, successfully completed the training for consultants titled "Carbon Accounting and Management at the Company Level (Carbon Management Service)" organized by the German Corporation for International Cooperation - GIZ, from September 20 to 29, 2023. The training was conducted by representatives of the consulting firm Adelphi.

26.06.2023.

Conference "Decarbonizing Production in Serbia- a Case for Corporate Climate Action"

Representatives of the Center for Green Economy, Dr. Dejan Jovanović and Dr. Marija Gačić, participated in the conference "Decarbonization of Production in Serbia – Case of Corporate Climate Action" on June 28, 2023, in Belgrade. The conference was organized within the framework of the Initiative for Global Solidarity project by the German Organization for International Cooperation - GIZ, Responsible Business Hub (RBH), and the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK).

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