The European Union Delegation to Serbia, the Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection and the United Nations Development Program on Feb. 20 bestowed recognition and monetary awards to the creators of 16 new business solutions to speed up the Serbian economy's green transition.
Thanks to EU funding, these solutions have received financial support of EUR726,000 in total with a view to implementation this year, the UNDP said.
The prize-winning solutions came from companies in both the public and private sector, civil society organizations, research institutions and local government, and were picked among the 140 proposals submitted in four public calls in 2022.
Emanuele Giaufret, head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, said it was thanks to the EU for the Green Agenda in Serbia initiative that the 16 best solutions had been selected for a positive impact on the environment, and on the health and well-being of people across Serbia.
Carrying out the prize-winning solutions was emphasized as a future contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, transitioning to renewable fuel, reusing waste to manufacture new products, improving air quality and preserving biodiversity.