1.2 Million €
EU contribution - 1 Million €
Republic of Serbia - 200 000 €
Institutional and procedural arrangements for the implementation of Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 and Effort Sharing Decision No 406/2009/EC establishedLegal 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
-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)
-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
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
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.
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
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.