The Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy University of Belgrade hosted the Working Group meeting to prepare the Directive Specific Implementation Plan (DSIP) on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) Directive. Within the framework of the IED Serbia project, a DSIP for the EU ETS is being developed and thereby providing additional support to the negotiation process with the European Union. DSIP aims to ensure comprehensive integration with the European Green Deal and the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans from the perspective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Ms Sandra Dokić, State Secretary greeted the members of the working group on behalf of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia while the dean of the faculty, Mr Petar Uskoković, greeted the participants as the host of the meeting.
Mr Riccardo Quaggito, the key technical expert of the IED Serbia project, introduced the participants to the scope and purpose of the DSIP, and later on, he explained the method of data collection for the development of the plan and the details of the technical analysis. The international technical expert of the IED Serbia project Ms Silviya Zdravkova Bakardzhieva introduced the participants to the principles and mechanisms of the EU ETS as well as the methodology of its preparation. She then shared the first results of the project, which include a legal and administrative analysis of the situation. Ms Dragana Radulović in front of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia, introduced the present and the upcoming legal framework, which was an introduction to the discussion that followed.
The meeting was attended by members of the working group representing the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), Ministry of Mining and Energy, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS), Petroleum Industry of Serbia (NIS), PUC Belgrade Power Plant, Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS), Ministry of Tourism and Youth, Ministry of European Integration (MEI), Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and other associations.