Republic of Serbia has its future law on climate change drafted

FInal conference MMR project, draft law

Photo: Ministry of Environmental Protecion


November 3, 2017






November 3, 2017





The Twinning project Establishment of a mechanism for implementation of Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) is completed after two and a half years. One of its most important results is that a future Serbian law on climate change has been drafted.

At the project‘s closing conference, minister of environmental protection of Serbia Goran Trivan said that the adaptation to climate change applies to all segments of the society and that is why this law will be one of the most important.

“This is a very important step forward for Serbia in terms of adjusting not only to climate change issues, but also to the European environmental standards,” Trivan said, adding that the further procedure for passing the law would be one of his priorities.

The overall project’s goal was to support the Republic of Serbia in transposing and implementing EU legislation in the field of climate change through strengthening institutional capacities and improving the infrastructure of reporting in order to harmonize national legislation with EU legislation in the field of climate change and fulfill its obligations to the requirements of the UNFCCC Secretariat.

The main result of the project, apart from the draft law on climate change is improved administrative and institutional capacities of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency of the Republic of Serbia, it’s said in the statement.

The EU Deputy Head of Delegation in Serbia, Mateja Norčič Štamcar, said that the closure of the Twinning project is a step forward in bringing the Serbia’s legislation closer to  the EU legal acquisitions in ecology. That leads to safer health conditions and the protection of future generations, she emphasized.

EUR 1,2 million worth project, MMR started in May 2015. The EU supported the project and Ministry of Environmental Protection of Serbia, Ministry of Environmental and Solidarity Transition of the Republic of France and the Technical Multidisciplinary Center for the Study of Air Pollution (CITEPA) implemented it.

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