The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has adopted the Law on Climate Change.
According to the Minister of Environmental Protection, Ms. Irena Vujovic, this Law confirms that the issues related to environmental protection and climate change have finally got a deserved place in the Government of Serbia and that they are on top of their list of priorities. She further stated that some of the positive effects of the Law will be greater resilience of the society to the side effects of climate change, especially the sectors such as health, water management, forestry and agriculture.
The adoption of the Law fulfills the obligation under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement. In addition, it contributes to the harmonization of the legislation with the EU aquis.
Representatives of universities, scientific and professional public, local self-governments, public companies, business sector , civil society organizations participated in the public debate on the Draft Law before its adoption.
The Law on Climate Change will enable a system for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of data and information relevant to the field of climate change, which is a key precondition for sustainable planning and reduction of GHG emissions and adaptation to changed climate conditions.