Environmental Performance Reviews: Serbia

Third Review

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This third review takes stock of the progress made by Serbia in the management of its environment since the country was reviewed in 2007 for the second time. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the second review. The third review covers policymaking, implementation and the financing of environmental policies and projects. It discusses waste management and the protection of water resources, as well as impacts of and measures to address climate change. The review makes suggestions for strengthening efforts towards a comprehensive and systemic response to sustainable development challenges. The publication is aimed at officials and experts working for public authorities responsible for environmental policy, representatives of civil society, the business community, academia and the media.



Legal and policymaking framework and its practical implementation

Since 2007, Serbia has worked further to enhance its legal and policy framework on environment and sustainable development. An important package of environmental laws was adopted in 2009 (annex IV). The package included the Law on Air Protection; Law on Nature Protection; Law on Protection from Environmental Noise; Law on Waste Management; Law on Packaging and Packaging Waste; Law on Chemicals; Law on Biocidal Products; Law on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction; Law on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection; Law on Ionizing Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety; and Law on the Protection and Sustainable Use of Fish Stocks. It also included amendments to the Law on Environmental Protection and Law on Environmental Impact Assessment. On the basis of these laws, more than 300 subsidiary regulations have been adopted.


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