About the Project

The project supports the Government of Serbia in strengthening the methodologies and tools necessary to enhance transparency as described in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. The project will finalize and launch a monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) system that will allow Serbia to define and implement climate change-related policies and measures as expressed in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) effectively, and will allow the country to undertake more ambitious commitments in its NDCs over time.

Expected Outcomes

National transparency capacities for tracking NDC progress from mitigation activities strengthened

National transparency capacities for NDC tracking and reporting on vulnerability and adaptation strengthened

Domestic efficient MRV system for updating the NDCs that supports stakeholder engagement established and launched

Capacity building for competent institutions for the development of GHG emissions projections that fulfill the criteria of transparency, accuracy, consistency, comparability and completeness conducted

National GHG Inventories improved and country-specific emission factors for CO2 from different sectors developed

NDC tracking and reporting training programme on climate change adaptation and mitigation for specific institutions prepared and conducted

NDC tracking and reporting on climate change adaptation aligned with DRR tracking and reporting

Climate change issues integrated into other sectorial policies (Agriculture, Water Management, Forestry, Biodiversity, Energy, Transport, Waste Management, Industry etc.)

Institutional capacities further strengthened, and awareness raised related to climate change issues

Duration March 2019 – March 2022

More information about the project: http://www.rs.undp.org/content/serbia/en/home/projects/establishing-transparency-framework-for-the-republic-of-serbia.html

Project related events and results:

News on held inception workshop of the project – April 2019

3-day workshop on MRV system establishment, ETF and mechanisms for tracking NDC – November 2019

NDC revision is ongoing – October 2020

Establishing a Transparency Framework for Serbia – October 2020

Proposal of comprehensive national monitoring, reporting and verification system (MRV) – April 2021

First training on monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system: MRV-IT Module 1: GHG Inventory – July 2021

Project related publications:

Study on socio-economic aspects of climate change in the Republic of Serbia

Study on Nature Based Climate Solutions in Serbia

Initiating the Just Transition in Serbia

Climate Financing in Serbia

Initial assessment of Short-lived Climate Pollutants supports better linking climate change and air quality policies