The second international conference Green Days 2020 – Redefining Development, which was held through a series of two-day virtual talks, ended today, and it gathered more than 400 participants from twenty countries around the world. The organizers of the conference, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Government of Montenegro and the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro organized the conference on the Zoom platform, and all those interested could watch the live broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.
On behalf of the organizers, the conference was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milutin Simovic, Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger and Vice President of the Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce, Danilo Gvozdenovic. The introductory address at the conference was given by the eminent expert in the field of circular economy, dr Janez Potocnik, co-chair of the UN International Expert Group on Resources, and former European Commissioner for the Environment.
The conference discussed the challenges and the need to move from a linear to a circular economy model, new resource management strategies, development of new business models, innovation management, ambitious climate goals and the European Green Agreement as a roadmap for achieving sustainability of the EU economy and recovery of the tourism sector in the period of crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference brought together a strong network of domestic and international experts, government representatives, ministers, diplomats, opinion leaders from all relevant sectors – industry, politics, technology, science, business, finance and the environment – to discuss topics that define our future. We are convinced that the conference provided a platform for a relevant dialogue between science and politics and will be a source of inspiration for stronger cooperation and implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
“Green Days 2020 – Redefining Development” were organized in partnership with the 5th Conference on Circular Changes and are part of the economic “Caravan on Circular Changes 2020"”. More information about the conference and the main conclusions of the event can be found on the official website of the conference – www.greendays.me, as well as accounts on social networks Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.