The Government of the Republic of Serbia has adopted the Bill on Climate Change, the implementation of which will establish a system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and ensure adaptation to changed climate conditions.
The law fulfills the obligations towards the international community, ie the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, and harmonizes the domestic legislation with the acquis communautaire, it is stated in the announcement.
“By adopting this document, we will get a legal framework for further steps, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt faster to changed climatic conditions,” said Irena Vujovic, Minister of Environmental Protection.
She emphasized that the Bill on Climate Change is the result of cooperation and commitment of all competent departments in the Government, and envisages the adoption of a low-carbon development strategy with an action plan within two years, which will be valid for ten years from the entry into force of this regulation.
“Our goal and one of the five strategic goals of the European Union, as well as the basis of the green and circular economy. “With the proposed law, Serbia reserves the right to create a legislative framework and set development goals, taking into account all the specifics of the economic and energy sector and other national socio-economic parameters,” the minister said.
Climate change law it is one of the most important laws and concerns the future of Serbia. At the same time, it is very complex, because with its effect, this law encroaches on numerous sectors.
The bill was sent to the Serbian Parliament for further procedure.
Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.
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