Forum on topic "Economic instruments of environmental protection" took place in the premises of Serbian Chamber of Commerce, organized by the Board for Environmental Protection of PKS, and in cooperation with business-professional and scientific public.
This is the first thematic forum this year that should stimulate public dialogue of all stakeholders in the eve of the beginning of negotiations with the European Union within the chapter about environmental protection (chapter 27). In the introductory part of the forum, representatives of Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Board for Environmental Protection of Serbian Chamber of Commerce gave their speeches, and then professor Radmilo Pešić, PhD, from the Faculty of Agriculture of the University in Belgrade emphasized the significance of the Fund for Environmental Protection. Professor Boža Drašković, PhD, from the Institute for Economic Sciences, spoke about taxes and fees as instruments that affect the price and protection of natural goods, and Mr. Filip Radović, Director of the Agency for Environmental Protection, spoke on behalf of this Agency. One of the presenters was Manager of the sector for National PRTR Registry, Mr. Nebojša Redžić.
Forum "Economic instruments of environmental protection" was finalized with the discussion of forum participants with the conclusion that Serbia needs the Fund for Environmental Protection, into which ecological taxes and fines for violation of ecological standards would be paid, and which would then be used to finance projects of environmental protection.