Climate

Implementation indicators

  • National greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting systems

    National greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting system

    The Law on Climate Change was adopted in March 2021. It is in line with the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation. It contains specific provisions on setting up a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory, low carbon development strategies as well as policies, measures and GHG projections. A set of bylaws is currently being drafted.

  • National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

    National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

    Serbia set up a national working group to prepare the NECP. Drafting and analytical work on the NECPs are ongoing. Finalization of the draft is planned for the end of 2021.

State of compliance

Serbia plans to submit its NDC2 under the Paris Agreement prior to COP26, along with the second Biennial Update Report. Work on the third National Communication, to be submitted by the end of 2021, is almost finished. The Law on Climate Change was adopted in March 2021. It prescribes the adoption of the Low Carbon Development Strategy with an Action Plan within two years from the adoption of the Law. Also, it sets the basis for the establishment of a national system for policies, measures and projections, which will be operational upon adoption of the relevant by-laws (planned for March 2022).

The Law on Climate Change stipulates that the Serbian Environmental Protection Agency establishes and maintains the GHG inventory and prepares the inventory report. A set of by-laws, currently being drafted, list the types of data and the bodies and competent authorities requested to submit data on GHG emissions to the Agency, which will ensure data quality control.

The work on the NECP took off in an intensive manner in February 2021 by identifying key scenario parameters and assumptions, and by calibrating existing models. The relevant technical working groups were established and started operation in May 2021, which was followed by the development of the basic concept for the NECP, preparations for the strategic environmental assessment, and the development of the draft trajectories and the draft chapters. Formal consultations with the public and with the Secretariat on the first draft of the NECP are foreseen for autumn 2021. The finalization of the draft NECP is planned by the end of 2021, followed by adoption by the Government in early 2022.