The project “Sustainable Development in the Energy Sector”, funded by the European Union, provides technical support to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy to enhance the institutional and human capacities for the implementation of the EU energy and climate acquis.
The main goal of this project is contribution to sustainable development of the energy sector in Serbia, particularly by improvement of the capacities for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, and improvement of the quality of both mineral fuels and biofuels.
The first component of the project includes preparation of the Mid-Term Implementation Plan for the Kyoto Protocol in the Republic of Serbia, which addresses various topics related to GHG (Green House Gasses) emission mitigation in the energy sector, while the second component of the project refers to the quality of liquid fuels and establishment of the Fuel Quality Monitoring System, as well as labelling/certification system for biofuels.
The project also includes public awareness campaigns, trainings and workshops related to the above mentioned topics, and one of the outcomes of these actions is recently launched internet presentation accessible at: www.sudes.rs
The website offers detailed information about the project topics, planned activities and achieved results, while at the same time educates the public about the concerned issues and EU practices.
Besides the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy as the main beneficiary of the project, other stakeholders are the Ministry of Mining, Environment and Spatial Planning, Serbian Environmental Protection Agency, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, and other relevant ministries and governmental institutions. One of the key participants and beneficiaries of the project results in the industry sector will be the “Electric Power Industry of Serbia”.
The project that lasts until April 2012, is being implemented by the team of experts from the Spanish consulting company EPTISA, the Austrian Agency for Environmental Protection, and the Austrian consulting company Kommunalkredit Public Consulting.