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Clinton Global Initiative to focus on the Mediterranean region next year. As a member of this organization, Atlas Group president Duško Knežević participated at the annual meeting. He believes that this will be a good opportunity for our country and that Atlas Group, as the representative of Montenegro at the CGI, will give its full contribution to the Mediterranean initiative.


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World leaders who organize humanitarian projects throughout the world within the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will focus on the Mediterranean region. Therefore, Greece will host a meeting of the organization in June next year. This was announced at the 10th CGI meeting that was closed in New York last night. As a member of this organization, Atlas Group president Duško Knežević participated at the annual meeting. He believes that this will be a good opportunity for our country.

 

“The most important thing for Montenegro is the establishment of the Clinton Global Initiative for Mediterranean region, which will be organized in Athens in June 2015. Montenegro will fully participate in this conference. CGI Mediterranean will be dedicated to cooperation and coexistence in the Mediterranean region and special emphasis will be given to the Balkans and countries in the region,” said Knežević adding that Atlas Group will give its full contribution to the Mediterranean initiative.



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Knežević explained the areas that are the focus of the CGI humanitarian projects and they were in the spotlight at the recently closed CGI annual meeting.

“The main topics were the production of organic food, alternative energy sources and strengthening of education, especially in underdeveloped regions because it is believed that education is the fastest way to get out of poverty”, said Knežević.

Among the most important areas in which the Clinton Global Initiative operates are climate changes. Knežević said that the message from New York was the importance of establishing better control of carbon dioxide emissions.



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“To re-establish carbon emissions trading market that existed several years ago and each state or region of the world – Europe, Asia, USA would regulate it in their own way according to the agreement. We would not have a global market that would include all countries, because last time we had a dispute about who will measure the contamination and how quotas will be established”, explained Knežević.


This year’s Clinton Global Initiative meeting has attracted great attention due to public anticipation whether will run for the next president of the USA.


Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders from business and public sectors, civil society and philanthropy. It operates according to the system of giving specific commitments to do social actions and thus make the world a better place. This initiative collected $ 100 billion that improved the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries in a ten-year period. At the 10th annual meeting, members have made 188 new commitments that should improve the lives of 4.9 million people.


Clinton Global Initiative was promoted in Montenegro in 2011, when invited by Knežević as CGI member, Clinton visited Montenegro and participated at the Inaugural Conference “Balkan Networking for Social Empowerment of South-Eastern Europe”, organized by the Government of Montenegro and Atlas Foundation.

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