Official title of the project

Establishment of a mechanism for implementation of MMR

Sectors

Project information

Subtitle
Establishment of a mechanism for implementation of Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) is a legal instrument establishing a framework for effective monitoring and reporting of all anthropogenic (ma
Region / City
Cities
Beograd
Total budget of programme / project

1.2 Million €

EU contribution  - 1 Million €

Republic of Serbia  - 200 000 €

Implementation period
2015. May - 2017. May
Expected results

 Institutional and procedural arrangements for the implementation of Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 and Effort Sharing Decision No 406/2009/EC established​​Legal framework for implementation of Monitoring -

Mechanism Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 and fulfillment of monitoring and reporting requirements under the Effort Sharing  Decision No 406/2009/EC established

Administrative and institutional capacities of the relevant institutions in the field of climate change strengthened

Beneficiary

-Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection (Division of Climate Change)

-Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)

-Line Ministries (Ministry of Finance, Economy, Energy, Transport, Interiors)

-Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (RZZO)

Hydro-meteorological Institute 

Target Groups

-Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection (Division of Climate Change), SEPA, Line Ministries, Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, Hydro-meteorological Institute

-Other relevant national stake

Summary of the project

The European Union is strongly committed to combat climate change by setting itself targets for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions progressively up to 2050.

In order to ensure the achievement of those targets, as parties to the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol, the EU and its member countries are required to report to the UN on their greenhouse gas emissions and on their climate change policies and measures. For that purpose all EU countries are required to monitor their emissions under the EU's greenhouse gas monitoring mechanism.

 

Having ratified the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol as a non-Annex 1 Party, Serbia has to align its GHG reporting obligations under the UNFCCC with requirements applicable to the EU countries. Furthermore, as an EU candidate Country, the Republic of Serbia has an obligation to gradually align with EU climate Acquis and to ensure its efficient implementation. In that context, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection has initiated this Twinning Project “Establishment of a mechanism for implementation of Monitoring Mechanism Regulation”. 

In order to fulfill its international reporting obligations and national climate objectives, Serbia needs to track its progress on cutting emissions through regular GHG monitoring and reporting.

 

1.For that purpose, establishment of a mechanism for the MMR will enable to setup necessary legal framework and organizational structure with precisely defined roles and responsibilities of Governmental Institutions involved in the process of monitoring and reporting GHG emissions and for reporting other information relevant to climate change. The l

Programme/Project objectives

  1. The overall objective of the project is to assist Serbia to meet environmental and climate Acquis through institutional building and improvement of environmental reporting structure.
  1. The purpose of the project is to ensure alignment with EU climate Aquis and fulfillment of the UNFCCC requirements through introduction of a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information relevant to climate change on regular basis.

More details on project
  1. GEF/UNDP Project “Second National Communication (SNC) of the Republic of Serbia to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC” 

Budget: US$ 577,149

Implementation period: 2012 - 2015

Main objective: The project’s goal is to prepare the Second National Communication (SNC) to the UNFCCC, as well to strengthen institutional and human resources of Serbia to deal with climate change.

 

  1. GEF funded project: “Serbia's First Biennial Update Report”

Budget: US$ 401.827

Implementation period: 2014 - 2015

Main objective: the project’s goal is to prepare First Biennial Update Report (FBUR) to the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) according to Decision 2/CP.17

 

  1. Supported by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Setting up Environmental Management Center” (EMC) in Serbia for efficient emission monitoring and reporting within Serbian Agency for Environmental Protection, connecting business sector, environmental authorities and relevant EU institutions.

Budget: 3.406.954 EUR

Implementation period: Nov. 2010 – May 2013

Main objective: Increasing capacities of the Serbian Agency for Environmental Protection, industry, public utilities and governmental institutions through development of EMC organizational infrastructure and software support with implemented models of emission monitoring and reporting towards national institutions and EU.

 

  1. Supported by the Kingdom of Spain: Feasibility study: “Efficient ways for GHG emission reduction under the post-Kyoto framework”

 

  1. Supported by Netherlands : “Development of Renewable energy framework in the Republic of Serbia”