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Further Implementation of Environmental Approximation Strategy

The Project “Further implementation of the National environmental approximation strategy – EAS” aims to help Serbia’s further approximation of EU standards in the field of environmental protection to support accession negotiations for Chapter 27 Environment and Climate Change.

EAS Project results should give an answer to the important questions: on which way, when, how much, for which purposes and which also which investment projects are required in the upcoming period as part of the negotiation process with the EU.

Full details of the Project 3 components and results are set out below:

Strengthening of institutions for the implementation of legislation in the field of environment

In order to improve capacities in environmental sector, excellent vertical and horizontal coordination is required, as well as clear allocation of responsibilities for transposition, implementation and enforcement. Systematic approach and analysis of monitoring, enforcement and inspection capacities is necessity in order to avoid institutional gaps and develop institutional development plan (APACD).

Enhanced capacities for planning implementation of the more demanding environmental investment directives

Environment is one of the most expensive negotiating chapter and it requires more than EUR 10 billion of investments to meet EU standards. The most demanding sector is water management, including water supply and waste water treatment (about EUR 5.6 billion), and waste management (about EUR 2.8 billion).

Eight Directive Specific Implementation Plans (DSIPs) should be prepared as a part of EAS project to reach targets set in a EU directives for the most demanding sectors (water and waste management).

Strengthening capacity for investment and financial planning

Through EAS project investment demands and financing resources will be identified and supported with clear justification why funds have been proposed to be allocated in a particular way. Also, based on developed ranked list of infrastructure projects and criteria for priority project selection, one of the main task will be matching investment needs and available or potential financial resources and proposing policy to close the financing gap, so that projects may be implemented.