Nevena Čolić Mohora
It is ultimately necessary to transact global agreements into concrete measures, which have perceptible and positive impact to the human life in the field of the living environment
Since the year of 2016 is closed, I would look back to the most important events which marked it.
The most important one took place in Marrakesh, where the Declaration on the health, living environment and climate changes was signed, with the aim to reduce the number of death cases caused by pollution of the environment, yet 12,6 million per annum. It is a high time to become aware that the issue of living environment concerns all of us, and to move us to transact global agreements into concrete measures, which have perceptible and positive impact to the human life.
The second important events are elections for the parliament and forming new government. The budget for 2017 has been recently adopted, within which certain assets are committed to Green foundation, which should come into effect and commence in the upcoming year. It has been stipulated to inject the money into this fund from the collection of ecological fee, which will then be sent out to the companies which operate or participate in some type of green economy. Yet, the issue which still moves public controversy is clear defining of the criteria which must be fulfilled by the business entities in order to apply for such assets.
Besides, in the year of entrepreneurship, MITECO Company has celebrated 50th jubilee from the founding of the first purchase station for secondary raw materials in Rakovica, which made us the ground to build the modern company which we have today. This event is not important only for our company, but for our country, because it indicates that there are domestic business entities, which are successful in contribution to the sustainable and economic development of the country through investments into old industrial power plants and business innovations. In accordance with our tradition, we will continue with the same even in upcoming years.
Testimonial thereof is Miteco Forum, which will be organized by us next year, so through this platform we can continue in contributing the development of the waste industry, new technologies and processes in the management of industrial and dangerous waste, altogether with domestic and foreign experts, due to the improvement of living environment in our country. This is the annual season when we summarize our results, impressions and make future plans. Therefore, I wish to use this opportunity and to wish you, above all, healthy, happy and successful year of 2017.