The Republic of Serbia has been Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2001 and to the Paris Agreement since 2017. In 2015, the Government of the Republic of Serbia submitted its Intended National Determined Contributions (INDCs), defining a 9.8% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2030 compared to base year emissions (1990). The first NDC also refers to losses and damages associated with extreme weather events and indicates the need to adapt to climate change.
The Republic of Serbia hereby communicates its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), in accordance with the Articles 3 and 4 of the Paris Agreement and paragraphs 22 and 24 of Decision 1 CP/21:
Increasing its ambition to the GHG emission reduction by 13.2% compared to 2010 level (i.e. 33,3% compared to 1990) by 2030, and taking into account that in the period 2015-2020 period, Serbia suffered damages estimated at EUR 1.8 billion, additional to EUR 5 billion in the period 2000-2015, caused by climate change and extreme weather events.
From 6-18 November 2022, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27), with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change.
For detailed information, please refer to the COP 27.