At the kickoff meeting held in Belgrade on September 11, 2018, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and UNDP presented plans and expected results of a new 4-year project focused on supporting UNFCCC reporting for Serbia. Participants included representatives of national and local institutions, public and private sector, media, academia and civil sector organizations (CSOs).
Minister of Environmental Protection, Goran Trivan pointed out the importance of combating climate change due to their big impact on nature, society, economy and health. “Climate change issues are very important for all of us. Serbia is committed to GHG emission reductions, as well as all other countries worldwide, and the Ministry is also contributing in meeting relevant national and international requirements. Within the framework of this project Second Biennial Update Report and Third National Communication to the UNFCCC will be prepared.”
UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Steliana Nedera pointed out that Serbia is located in one of the Europe’s most vulnerable regions when it comes to climate change, and the previous submitted reports indicated that most vulnerable economic sectors to the adverse impacts of climate change are agriculture, forestry and water resources. UNDP partnered with the Ministry to support and improve multi-sector collaboration of all relevant national and international actors, in order to better respond to climate change issues and impact, and to make local communities more resilient to climate change.
National Project Director, Andrej Bojic, stressed the importance of the preparation of Reports to the UNFCCC, and fulfillment of Convention requirements, due to the fact that Serbia is Party to the Convention since 2001. “GHG emissions reduction as well as adaptation and mitigation measures are among the key priorities of the Ministry”.
The project “Second Biennial Update Report and Third National Communication to the UNFCCC for the Republic of Serbia” is being implemented by the Ministry of Environmental Protection with technical support of the UNDP and financial support of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).
Presentations from the event may be downloaded here:
1. International negotiations process,
2. Climate Change Projections,
3. Climate Change and Health,
4. GHG Inventory Serbia and mitigation potentials for the Republic of Serbia