This research report was produced as part of “Revision of the Economy in the Balkans: Change Policy not Climate!” – a project of the Green European Foundation, with the support of the BlueLink Foundation Bulgaria, the Association for Sustainable Social-Economic Development Sunrise, Macedonia, and Networked, Serbia.
This project had the aim to to raise awareness among stakeholders, politicians and the general public for the economic potential of a Green Economy, to stimulate changes in consumption and production patterns, and promote a participatory approach to policy making. The report and other project activities respond and contribute to one of the priorities for Bulgaria’s presidency of the EU in 2018: eco-innovation as a driver for economic progress.
The purpose of the research was to accomplish the following goals set by the project:
- To gather best practices from the three participating countries – Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria – for a green economy;
- To showcase and promote the transformation of the economy towards environmental, low-carbon and energy-efficient production along with increasing prosperity and equity in society;
- To provide useful facts and arguments for Green politicians and activists to raise awareness among stakeholders, politicians and the general public about the economic potential of the green economy, to stimulate changes in consumption and production patterns, and to promote a participatory approach to policy-making.
A Democratic and Inclusive Green Economy
The research report highlights which political conditions have to be fulfilled to move towards a green economy in those three countries and compares the prospects of Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia in terms of social factors, legal framework and the policy framework.
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