Second Working Group Meeting on DSIP Preparation for the EU ETS Directive

The Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy of the University of Belgrade hosted the second meeting of the Working Group for the preparation of the Directive Specific Implementation Plan (DSIP) on the European Union’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading System Directive (EU ETS Directive), which is being developed within the project.

The meeting was opened by State Secretary Sandra Dokić on behalf of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia, who emphasised the importance of this Working Group since, based on the data collected by the project, Serbia has 125 operators that are subject to the EU Emissions Trading System Directive. She pointed out that monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) system for greenhouse gas emissions is soon to be established, and also reminded that Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) has been gradually implemented in the EU since October, and that therefore it is of utmost importance to continue acting in accordance with the Sofia Declaration and the adopted Action Plan for the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans with regard to GHG emissions reduction.

National and international project experts presented the administrative plan and methodology for collecting data on GHG emissions. This was followed by the presentation of the analysis of the collected data, i.e., details of the technical analysis, as well as preliminary financial analysis, which included the socio-economic impact of this Directive. The project team also introduced the Working Group members into the plan for the preparation of the first draft DSIP for the EU ETS Directive.

The meeting was attended by members of the Working Group representing the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Mining and Energy, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Ministry of European Integration, Accreditation Body of Serbia, Serbian Environmental Protection Agency, Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, as well as representatives of the companies Electric Power Industry of Serbia and Petroleum Industry of Serbia.