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The fifth international scientific conference on green economy was held

"Green Economy and Technological Change for Sustainability" was the topic of the Fifth International Scientific Conference that was held today (May 5, 2022), at the South East European University in Tetovo, organized by the Faculty of Business and Economics, and Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technologies.

The conference was attended by well-known experts in the field and leaders of public institutions, such as: Minister of Finance - Prof. Dr. Fatmir Besimi, Minister of Information Society and Administration-Mr. Admirim Aliti, MA Shqipe Neziri-Vela, from the American University of Kosovo (RIT) and Prof. Dr. Neven Duic, from the University of Zagreb.

The conference was opened by the SEEU Rector, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, who spoke on the topic "Green Economy".

"Our dilemma when we decided to define the topic of the conference was whether we are prepared to produce scientific papers on the main topic. We discussed this issue at the Faculty Council and my suggestion was that we should start from something in order to promote this, even though we are late compared to world trends, especially in Western Europe. For this purpose we have invited highly respected speakers, such as Prof. Duic from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering", said Rector Bexheti, in his opening speech.

The role of universities is key in addressing this issue and needs, and the task of politics and public institutions is to do what they can. Science and politics must cooperate and find a compromise in order to choose the most appropriate model of green economy, noted among others Rector Bexheti.

Rector Bexheti presented a summary of empirical data on the current situation in the country, the region and world level in terms of activities that are undertaken by international institutions and organizations, with special emphasis on North Macedonia and the region.

Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, presented on the topic "Finance and Sustainability", where he stressed the importance of financial sustainability of the green economy.

On the topic "ICT and Environment", presented the Minister of Information Society and Administration, Admirim Aliti, who stressed the importance of ICT in improving the environment.

Shqipe Neziri - Vela, presented on the topic "Women, Drivers of the Energy Transition", which presented data on the role of women and their participation in energy regulatory institutions in Kosovo.

Prof. Dr. Neven Duic from the University of Zagreb spoke on the topic “Energy Transition and Green Economy” where he presented data on the dependence of countries in the region on the provision of energy resources and showed the direction in which local economies should be oriented.

Academic staff of Faculty of Business and Economics, and the Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technologies presented their scientific papers with concrete data on the role of science in improving the environment and the impact of environmental measures on the local and world economy.