The investment team of eKapija has analyzed and formed a ranking list of the investments and investment ideas that our users found the most interesting in 2018. The results are very interesting. Some are expected, although there are plenty of surprises too, which is why we’ve decided to share this information with you.
We present the most interesting projects in the ECOLOGY
Year after year, ecology and environmental protection are becoming increasingly prominent topics everywhere in the world, and Serbia is no exception. However, we can say that we are still far from being environmentally aware, although this can't continue for much longer if we aim to join the European Union. Serbia still has to deal with Chapter 27, perhaps the most expensive and demanding negotiation chapter, without whose opening we will not be able to continue on our path to the EU.
It must be said, however, that some progress has been made. In 2017, Serbia got the Ministry of Environmental Protection
, and as minister Goran Trivan said, there were considerable advances made in the field of ecology in the year behind us.
In 2018, the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Serbia increased the surfaces of protected areas and the amount of pollution fees collected, and according to Trivan, the ministry also managed to raise people's awareness of the importance of a healthy environment. Trivan reminded that the campaign of removing and storing the old hazardous waste from companies in bankruptcy and restructuring had started and that Serbia was the first country in the region and the tenth in the world to submit Intended Nationally Determined Contributions to the reduction of GHG emission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
What marked the year behind us is certainly the campaign of charging for plastic bags at supermarkets throughout Serbia
. As said, after only a few months, the use had dropped by 60%, and the Ministry announced at the time that a full ban was being considered.
When it comes to the activities related to environmental protection in Serbia, Goran Trivan also promised that the ministry would continue working on improving environmental protection in 2019 and that the biggest planned projects were the co-financing of the shutting down of furnace facilities, the management of packaging waste, the adoption of new laws, addressing the noise pollution issue, the construction of waste water treatment facilities...
It is precisely the construction of waste water treatment facilities that caused the most attention among eKapija's readers in 2018. But, let's start at the beginning.