“a peak of the Romanian scientific research”
In recent centuries, great personalities of Romanian thought and action, in our country or the other meridians of the globe, demonstrated the strenght of their spirituality and inventiveness. Thus, our illustrious predecessors as Dimitrie Cantemir, Mihai Eminescu, George Enescu, Constantin Brancusi, Michael Manoilescu, Henri Coanda, Nicolae Iorga, Mircea Eliade, George Emil Palade, J.M. Juran and others, have abundantly proved their genious in many areas.
Is it the energy-giving and really phenomenal this place, as we do not find in many places in the world, the Carpathians, near the Black Sea and Danube Basin with its delta? Or our natural resources of rare biodiversity, offered a desire that continually provoked invaders, both in South and West, North and East as well as? Because oil and gas deposits, the gold and uranium, or other valuable non-ferrous, coal and salt, in the basement of our country, plus those of the continental shelf of the Sea (Black Sea), with plain soil and hill whose fertility it is praised, including secular wealth of our forests, form a unique landscape in the great family of over 220 countries and world territories.
And if so, should not the Romanians to better manage resources throughout their range and use them rationally? This is particularly so since the famous scientists around the world attract permanent warning signs on the need to protect the environment.
It is reassuring in this context to note that at the beginning of XXI century, scientists in Romania are at the forefront to foreshadow a future economy in the service of all people. In this elite echelon we frame the scientific approach of prof. univ.PhD.dr.h.c. Alexandru T. Bogdan, correspondent member to the Romanian Academy, which, together with dipl. eng. Dana Comşa, published this study, “Eco-Bio-Diplomacy a new concept for Smart Sustainable Development in a globalized world, in the context of the Eco-Bio-Economy “.
They are successors of a breackdown in the world scientific research dating back to the ‘70s of last century, when a Romanian American scientist Nicolas Georgescu Roegen introduced the concept of the Bio-Economy and a Romanian academician N.N. Constantinescu was the first in Romania, who published the paper “Economics of natural environment“, and later on the paper “Principle of ecological economics.“
Scientific investigations of the aforementioned authors, from which emerges the merit of a deep research in the field of the correspondent member of the Romanian Academy, Alexandru T. Bogdan, who – defined the concept of Eco-Bio-Economy, which enjoys a wide international recognition, and in 2011, together with diplo. Eng. Dana Comşa expanded to the social component, reaching the pyramid of the Social Eco-Bio-Economy. Thus, the two authors have made a new qualitative scientific leap, that reached to the great value both contemporary and for the future, the Eco-Bio-Diplomacy.
Further research on the new concept of Eco-Bio-Diplomacy comes to brightly fill in the last half century concerns of national and international organizations on the areas of the Bio-Diplomacy, or on the Green Diplomacy, with the powerful European Union support and of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), which promotes the multilateral diplomacy. On its turn, United States of America encourages the “Smart Power” iniţiative as the vanguard of its foreign policy.
We appreciate in this stage of the authors’
research, the definition of the Eco-Bio-Diplomacy as “a smart diplomacy of the future, dedicated to the Smart Sustainable Integrated Development of the Earth planet and of the Humankind, through international cooperation among nations, by promoting Eco-Bio-Economy, the global welfare and the quality of life, through innovative and rational use of the environmental resources”.
Considering that at the horizon years 2050, the world population would be 9 billion people (in 2011 the world’s population reached 7 billion) and that priority in the world, will become the problems related to water and food, to which is added the global warming, the large gaps between developed countries (about 30) and the rest of the states (over 190, with some exceptions), we invite the authors to take into account for the definition developed that the global welfare and the quality of life are strongly differentiated by the economic and the social development of the world states. In the same context, will be part to define the concepts of Smart Sustainable Economy, Smart Sustainable Integrated Economy and Sustainable Welfare Economy.
Elements of this study pointed by the authors related to the Eco-Bio-Diplomacy Management and to the Smart Sustainable Diplomacy Management are likely to underline the overriding importance of the roles of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of each country of the world to train future diplomats from the ministry, the embassies and the consulates, including in the new topics of the Eco-Bio-Diplomacy.
As the foreign policy and the diplomacy have as key component the foreign trade policy and the trade diplomacy, the authors point out the magnitude of the phenomenon in which together with the commercial exchanges with goods and services, are taken into consideration the Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) which promote technical and economic progress. Particularly important it is the role of the Embassies and of the Consulates in the implementation of a diplomacy related to environmental protection. With regard to the foreign policy, commercial and multilateral foreign policy that states are exercise through international organizations in the field, with a universal vocation, such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) based in Geneva, will be needed as the new concept of Eco-Bio -Diplomacy to appear on the agenda of multilateral negotiation rounds, for example, to identify tariff trade issues for the the goods are polluted or clean, to try to differentiate the level of custom duties.
Valences of the scientific investigation of the authors related to Europe 2020 Strategy, will grow significantly by expanding the research and the issues to the EU Strategy on the Danube, that was approved by the Council of Europe in the first half of 2011. The contribution of the authors would be particularly important, given the fact that one third of the Danube river artery flows on Romanian territory, and any upstream water pollution may both dangerous affect the environment of our country and of its neighbors from Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine. We advance the idea of an analyze by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (in Romania), the possibility to establish in Bucuresti, the Romania capital, with financial assistance from EU funds, an European Training Centre for Diplomats on environmental diplomacy, for the countries bordering the Danube, (total of 14 European countries).