Energy transition in citizens hands

This project seeks for long term change in the democratic culture, by safeguarding citizens interests and rights in energy transition, by:

  • providing effective framework for public participation in NECP development;
  • development and application of monitoring tools for tracking implementation of the Law on Renewable Energy and the Law on Climate Change;

The aim is to support just, transparent and participatory energy transition, in line with international agreements related to environment, climate change, sustainable development and respect of human rights.

Adoption of the National Energy and Climate plan (NECP) is an important step in setting up a policy framework for alignment with long term EU climate policy goals. Serbia is in delay with NECP development and the process is not participative and transparent. Through board public consultations the project will establish a mechanism for transparent participation of the civil society and experts’ community in the development and implementation of the National Energy and Climate Plan.

Within the project, an independent monitoring framework for tracking the progress in implementation of the Law on Renewable Energy and the Law on Climate Change will be developed and applied. These two legal documents are recently introduced in Serbian legislative framework aiming to transpose requirements of the EU energy and climate acquis.

The project promotes transparent and accountable energy and climate governance and progress in application of EU and UN climate goals. It strengthens public engagement in achieving goals of the Paris Agreement and the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans and increases the capacity of Serbian society for effective participation in global climate initiatives within the UNFCCC. 

The project is implemented from August 2021 to March 2022 with the support of the British Embassy in Serbia.