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” which aims to:
- To assist Serbia to meet environmental and climate Acquis through institutional building and improvement of environmental reporting structure.
- 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.