Public Debate: “Climate change: a powerful engine for economic transformation in Montenegro”, April 21 (UCG, Montenegro)

The Faculty of Economics and the University of Montenegro is hosting, between April 18 and 22, a series of events dedicated to sustainable development under the moniker “Sustainability Week”. As part of this group of events, a public debate will be held entitled “Climate change: a powerful engine for economic transformation in Montenegro” at 11:00 CET.

Moderated by Prof. Dr.Danijela Jaćimović (Professor at the Faculty of Economics & TEPSA Board Member), the debate will feature the following speakers:

  • Prof . Mijat Jocović, Dean of the Faculty of Economics;
  • Ana Novaković Đurović, Minister of Minister of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism;
  • Miloš Miloš Konatar, Vice-President of the Montenegrin Green Party ‘Civic Movement URA’;
  • Darko Saveljić, ornithologist and agriculturist;
  • Prof. Olena Korohodova, co-author (with Prof. Dr. Jaćimović) of a chapter of the same name as this debate in the recently published TEPSA book “Climate Change and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”.

In 1991, Montenegro laid the foundations of its sustainable development policy by adopting its Constitution and a Declaration on the Ecological State, one of the first UN Member States to formulate a long-term strategy in this area. Twenty years later, in 2011, Montenegro committed to implementing the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, an instrument for achieving the European Green Deal’s objectives in the region, a crucial stepping-stone in the accession process. In addition to further educating the University’s students about the vital process of society transformation required by the need for climate action, “Sustainability Week” aims to encourage staff and students to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily activities.


This public debate takes place in the context of the contribution by Professors’ Jaćimović and Korohodova to the newly published TEPSA book “Climate Change and the Future of Europe”, which presents insights from over 50 experts in 39 countries in the EU and neighboring regions, provides examples of national paths toward climate neutrality, and on public perception of the climate crisis, and includes recommendations on how policy-makers should implement climate policies, both at the national and EU level. The book is edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt, and is published by Springer. You can learn more about TEPSA’s books here.