During the reporting period, legislative activity was at a minimum. The draft Law on Climate Change (as well as the accompanying bylaws), which is crucial for alignment with the legal framework of the European Union, has not yet been adopted. The low-carbon development strategy (which should determine the direction of development towards decarbonisation, identify quantified opportunities to reduce GHG254 emissions and define key measures for adaptation to changed climatic conditions) was in the form of a proposal at a public hearing, but was also not adopted during the reporting period.
The scenario for GHG emissions, which is recommended as optimal in the proposed Strategy, assumes a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2030 compared to 1990. In this way, the possibilities for a significant increase in the climate ambition of the Republic of Serbia are clearly presented, in relation to the currently set goal of 9.8% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030.
Work on the National Energy and Climate Plan (NEKP) is still at an early stage, as a national working group for the NEKP has not been formed, retaining preparatory work on reference and policy scenarios.