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Ekonomski izazovi
2018, vol. 7, iss. 13, pp. 109-118
article language: Serbian
document type: Review Paper
published on: 26/06/2018
doi: 10.5937/EkoIzazov1813109S
Energy as the ecological and economic challenge of sustainable development
aVisoka škola primenjenih strukovnih studija, Vranje
bUniveristy of Niš, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture

e-mail: mihajlovicp@ptt.rs

Abstract

Globally, at the end of the second decade of the XXI century there are no major changes in the contemporary economy: old problems from the end of the 20th century have not been solved, and the existing ones are deepening. Humanity is still struggling with three existential problems: lack of food, lack of drinking water and unsatisfactory energy requirements. New, indeterminate problems that are still awaiting resolution are the dangers associated with further degradation of the environment, which is obviously reflected in climate change, the general fear and fear of terrorism and wars and related mass migration of the population, the emergence of diseases for which modern medicine simply does not exist and which threaten to overgrow and cause a pandemic. Energy is still the driver of economic development, and the main sources of energy are still non-renewable, i.e. fossil or classical sources whose further exploitation is detrimental to the environment. In this paper, the research is related to the phenomenon of the impact of energy on sustainable economic development with a key focus on environmental protection, as well as the possibilities for adaptation. In addition, the adaptation to the aspects of this global phenomenon includes: alleviating damage or exploiting effective opportunities; understanding how climate can change, what can be impacts; building adaptive capacities and undertaking actions regarding these impacts. In this regard, special attention has been devoted to exploring the role and significance of energy from renewable sources as a possible effective response to current or anticipated climate stimuli or their consequences in natural and humanism systems.

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