World Environment Day celebration was held on Sunday, June 5, at Kalemegdan Fortress as part of the European Green Week.
The celebration of World Environment Day was organised with the support of the initiative “EU for the Green Agenda in Serbia” implemented by the Government of Serbia and UNDP, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden, the European Investment Bank, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and with the financial support of the European Union.
The event was officially opened by the Minister of Environmental Protection Ms. Irena Vujović, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret, Minister for European Integration of the Republic of Serbia Ms. Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of Mining and Energy Ms. Zorana Mihajlović, Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Serbia Mr. Anas Fayyad Qarman and advisor to the president of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for green and circular economy and digital transformation Mr. Radman Šelmić.
Entertainment and educational programme for kids followed, such as planting trees, eco quiz, creative workshops, and puppet shows, and the sponsors of the event made sure to provide the children with everything they need for a day in nature.
A film about the Tech Case Study 2022 competition was presented at the event, as well as an animated video “In what way do you support the Green Transition?“ as part of the video program. The IED Serbia project also presented a new leaflet “Towards green transition – Swedish and Norwegian support to industrial emissions reduction in Serbia” and took the children to the eco-quest treasure hunt.
World Environment Day was celebrated across Europe, and the host country of this year’s EU Green Week was Sweden. This day has been celebrated every June 5 since 1973 with the aim of drawing attention and encouraging activities that are aimed at improving the environment.