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Serbia
Southern Europe
Title
Establishing transparency framework for the Republic of Serbia
Objective

To establish a National Transparency Framework in the Republic of Serbia to enhance implementation and abide by the transparency provisions of the Paris Agreement

GEF project grant
USD 1.100.000
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Improvement of institutional and technical capacities for transparency of mitigation in relevant sectors 

Improvement of institutional and technical capacities for transparency of adaptation in relevant sectors

Domestic MRV system for updating NDCs completed, including MRV to support stakeholders’ engagement 

Improvement of the National GHG Inventories

NDC capacity building through regional peer exchanges

Stakeholders

Ministry of Environmental Protection

National Climate Change Council

Ministry of  Agriculture,  Forestry  and  Water Management

Ministry of Mining and Energy

Ministry  of  Construction, Transport  and  Infrastructure

Ministry  of  Interior

Business community

Academia

Civil society organizations

Local self-governments

Gender partnerships

Knowledge Management Approaches

Awareness raising and training materials will be developed with a special focus on capacity building for particular target groups

Involved sectors will be asked to cooperate in knowledge management

Regular updates on project work will be given to all involved public institutions and to other relevant stakeholders

Share progress and achievements in establishing the transparency framework with other countries under the CBIT global coordination platform

Establish  mechanisms for exchange of information with the EU and other global transparency initiatives


Meet the focal point of the project
Miroslav Tadic
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Miroslav Tadic
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Indicators on capacity for transparency
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities Target (1 - 4) Baseline (1 - 4) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 4) Terminal evaluation (1 - 4)
Qualitative assessment
4
2
2
2
Quality of MRV Systems
Quality of MRV Systems Target (1 - 10) Baseline (1 - 10) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 10) Terminal evaluation (1 - 10)
Overall MRV system
8
5
6
7

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Number of direct project beneficiaries Of that group, number of women 150, of which 100 female 0 Project documentation (training reports and participant evaluations)
Status of Convention obligations on reporting, including mitigation contribution Third NC and an updated version of the NDC will have been submitted to UNFCCC 2nd NC, 1st BUR TNC, SBUR, updated NDCs
Number of users trained on mitigation-related aspects of the national MRV system at least 60 people have been trained on mitigation aspects of the new MRV system 18 gov. employees Registration sheets; training documentation; project reports; surveys
Level of participation in the MRV system mitigation information from the database has been used to inform reporting not operational Registration sheets; training documentation; project reports; surveys
Number of users trained on adaptation-related aspects of the national MRV system (gender-disaggregated) at least 60 people, of which 60% women 18 gov. employees Registration sheets; training documentation; project reports; surveys
Level of participation in the MRV system database access and adaptation information observed in at least 5 agencies N/A Registration sheets; training documentation; project reports; surveys
Degree to which domestic MRV system informs policies and reporting related to CC adaptation adaptation information from the database used to inform national reporting N/A Registration sheets; training documentation; project reports; surveys
Number of stakeholders in local governments and businesses trained on the national MRV system at least 65 local governments have been trained No training on MRV Registration sheets; training documentation; project reports; surveys
Level of participation in the MRV system by local governments and businesses at least 25 local governments are reporting data No data Registration sheets; training documentation; project reports; surveys
Degree to which domestic MRV system informs policies and reporting related to capacity needs at least 128 businesses have been trained on MRV No standard system Registration sheets; training documentation; project reports; surveys
Availability of country-specific emission factors country-specific emission factors have been developed N/A Project reports; MRV system documentation and operational manuals
Scope of estimate of carbon sinks estimates of carbon sinks have been incorporated into reporting under the TNC Not comprehensive Project reports; MRV system documentation and operational manuals
Use of country-specific emission factors in reporting all of the country-specific emission factors developed have been incorporated Limited number Project reports; MRV system documentation and operational manuals
Degree to which peer exchange learning is applied at least 5 peer exchanges have taken place Limited support Questionnaires/interviews as necessary
Level of dissemination of knowledge products produced by the project Findings presented internally at the country, regional, and global level N/A Project documentation; presentations and publications
Level of compliance with project M&E plan Evaluation conducted, results made available N/A External evaluations, Project Board Minutes
Absolute levels of awareness / capacity, and relative changes in awareness / capacity of project beneficiaries by gender changes in awareness among beneficiaries do not differ between women and men No deep analysis Structured interviews / questionnaires

Progress
>to be provided by the country focal point<
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1 Improvement of institutional and technical capacities for transparency of mitigation in relevant sectors

Outputs
Output

1.1.1 Institutional platform for transparency strengthened and reorganized with the initial assessment of capacity building needs and gaps for transparency

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.2 Assessment of the resources (financial and institutional) needed to implement NDC’s specific mitigation policies and measures conducted, with a gender-sensitive approach

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.3 System for the assessment and tracking of the implementation of NDCs mitigation activities and their continuous improvement developed, with a gender-sensitive approach

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.4 NDCs tracking and reporting training programme for specific institutions prepared, with gender sensitive approach

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.5 Capacity building for competent institutions for development of projections that fulfil the criteria of transparency, accuracy, consistency, comparability and completeness conducted

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.6 E- tool for reporting on implementation and for planning and continuous improvement of the NDCs sectoral mitigation activities developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Outcome

2.1 Improvement of institutional and technical capacities for transparency of adaptation in relevant sectors

Outputs
Output

2.1.1 Sectorial vulnerability assessment of climate change impacts conducted

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

2.1.2 Analytical approach to costs and benefits of the implementation of NDCs adaptation measures, and financing possibilities prepared and conducted

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

2.1.3 E- tool established for reporting on implementation and for planning and continuous improvement of NDC adaptation measures and on occurrences of floods, extreme temperatures, droughts, and other extreme weather, as well as on their consequences

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

2.1.4 NDC tracking and reporting training programme on climate change adaptation for specific institutions prepared and conducted, with gender sensitive approach

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
62% Complete
Outcome

3.1 Domestic MRV system for updating NDCs completed, including MRV to support stakeholders’ engagement

Outputs
Output

3.1.1 Protocol for developing the technical inputs needed for updating future NDC on a continuous base elaborated

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

3.1.2 Needs and gaps of relevant institutions and local communities for reporting on received financial support vis-à-vis NDC identified

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

3.1.3 Guidelines for reporting financial, technology transfer and capacity-building support needed and received into the MRV system, prepared

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

3.1.4 E- tool for exchange of information and for reporting of local communities and business sector on activities relevant for achievement of NDC developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Outcome

3.2 Improvement of the National GHG Inventories

Outputs
Output

3.2.1 Country-specific emission factor for CO2 from thermo-power plants and industry sector, as well as for Agriculture, LULUCF, developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Output

3.2.2 Assessment of available information to include in GHG emission estimations other carbon pools included in the IPCC Guidelines but not estimated in the National GHG Inventory (soil organic carbon and litter) conducted and Inventory improved

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
Outcome

3.3 NDC capacity building through regional peer exchanges

Outputs
Output

3.3.1 Regional peer exchanges on NDC planning and implementation and on the enhanced transparency framework conducted

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
Completed
English

Purpose: To prepare a Study on nature-based climate solutions in the Republic of Serbia, which includes, at least:
1. Impacts and risks of climate change and associated mitigation/adaptation measures
2. Examples of nature-based climate solutions on global and national and local level
3. Recommendations on better inclusion of nature-based climate solutions in the Republic of Serbia with cost-benefit analyses

English

Purpose: To prepare revision of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) related to climate change adaptation (CCA) for the Republic of Serbia.

Objective: To assist UNDP in the implementation of project activities related to the Climate Change Portfolio.

English

Purpose: The UNDP is soliciting proposals from a legal entity to develop Local Action Plans on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience for local self-governments in Serbia.

Objectives:To enhance the ability of Serbia and its competent institutions to participate actively in addressing the global environmental threat of climate change.

English

Purpose: To provide a detailed overview of the gender situation in Serbia, identify gender issues that are relevant to the project, to examine potential gender mainstreaming opportunities. To provide gender sensitive data and develop indicators to measure how far the gender equality work in climate change development has already progressed, as well as to enable further forum for improvements which can be included in a gender mainstreaming action plan.

Objective: To enhance the ability of Serbia to participate actively in addressing the global environmental threat of climate change, and to

English

Purpose: To provide guidance and inputs on institutional platform for transparency, to support local consultants on the establishing of Transparency Framework, and to deliver initial training on the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) tracking.

Objective: To support the establishing of 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 Contributions (NDCs) effectively.

English

Purpose: To provide guidance and inputs on institutional platform for transparency, analyse climate change related data, provide recommendations for improvement of quality and quantity of data and information, particularly related to national GHG Inventory.

Objective: To support the establishing of a monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) system that will allow Serbia to define and implement climate change-related policies and measures that will contribute to the achievement of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) effectively.

English

Purpose: To provide guidance and inputs on institutional platform for transparency, analyse climate change related data and provide recommendations for improvement of quality and quantity of data and information.

Objective: To support the establishing of a monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) system that will allow Serbia to define and implement climate change related policies and measures that will contribute to the achievement of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) effectively.

English

Concept note of the project, describing the project's objective, outcomes and outputs.

English

Complete project proposal, describing project's objective, outcomes, outputs, and activities

English

This initial study is aiming to provide better understanding of how much government spends on climate change, assess the visibility of climate change financing in the budgets and provide directions on how to enable better tracking of the climate change related spending to contribute to increased performance of climate change policy agenda.

English

The aim of this document is to provide a first overview of short-lived climate pollutants in Serbia and to provide recommendations as to how actions to reduce SLCPs could be enhanced and increased in Serbia through climate change planning, air quality management and other planning and policy processes.

English

The transition towards low carbon development is ongoing and is expected to pick up speed all over the world.

This report provides baseline analyses for the Just Transition and leaving no one behind in the coal intensive regions and communities in Serbia.

English

Nature-based solutions are actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.

English

For the purpose of the preparation of the Report, analysis of information provided by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, UNDP and other publically available information and data was conducted.&#13;
Its first step was, detecting the legal requirements of the UNFCCC and relevant EU legislation/MRV related EU acquis. &#13;
Furthermore, the Serbian legal system was examined and a number of Serbian legal acts that might have provisions on the EU MRV requirements were identified. These Serbian legal acts were screened and analysed and their relevance with regard to MRV requirements was determined...

English

The Republic of Serbia is a 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), anticipating a 9.8% GHG 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.

English

The focus was on proposing a governance structure that would link those system and enable the easy input and output of existing data. While we have provided for detailed institutional arrangements of all key institutions, it was outside the scope of this project to resolve issues such as the legal basis for delivery of data, lack of communication and/or coordination between the institutions, or to provide legislative proposals to deal with these issues.

English

Robust, efficient and purposeful MRV reporting system that fulfils the Paris Agreement transparency requirements and ensures the basis for EU reporting

English

Based on the outcomes of deliverable 3 - Proposal of MRV Conceptual framework - the MRV IT Tool will provide support and flexibility for users to structure and manage its contents. The system will support the linking of a range of different thematic data types, including but not exclusively:

English

To collect and merge information on climate mitigation projections and scenarios

English

Thus, the Project has proposed a governance structure of the MRV system consisting of six reporting modules – GHG Inventory, Policies and Measures, Projections and Scenarios, Adaptation to climate change, Climate Finance and NDC. These will be used through a web-based IT platform to present information and generate reporting templates, facilitating data flow between the stakeholders and providing reliable climate change information to the public.

Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
75%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
41%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
35%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
28%
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Serbia
Southern Europe
Ratification of UNFCCC
12 . Mar . 2001
Kyoto Protocol
19 . Oct . 2007
Paris Agreement
25 . Jul . 2017
Population
2017
8,791.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
5,238.60
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
393.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2014
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceSNC
Energy
53,732.71
Industry
3,402.20
Land Use Change and Forestry
-11,111.74
Waste
3,276.03
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2010 2017
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2016
International Consultation and Analysis 2017