Stakeholders Discuss Climate Change Strategy for Kosovo

21 Oct 2013

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Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the draft Climate Change strategy for Kosovo at a two-day roundtable that was held on 21 and 22 October.

The drafting of the strategy is among the first steps Kosovo is taking in dealing with the challenges posed by the climate change.  It has also been listed among the priorities in the National Environmental Strategy and National Environmental Action Plan for the period 2011-2015 as well as for Kosovo’s EU approximation process.

The strategy development process, supported by UNDP Kosovo,  is led by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning and the Inter-Ministerial Working  Group for Climate Change. The recommendations of the strategy are based upon extensive  consultations with the stakeholders, national and international expert consultants who facilitated the drafting of the strategy, and UNDP’s international experience in supporting governments in climate change policy making.

The vision of the climate change strategy is a climate-resilient Kosovo, which is effectively mitigating the causes of climate change and is effectively anticipating on, and responding to, the impacts of climate change, taking into account internationally endorsed principles for sustainable development.  The strategy includes a review on the existing policy framework, description of the impacts of the climate change and sectoral prioritizations and recommendations for nationally appropriate mitigation actions and adaptation actions.  

Below are the links to two presentations by UNDP experts.

Low Emission Development Strategy for Kosovo

National Adaptation Strategy for Kosovo