Climate

Implementation indicators
 

 

  • National greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting systems

    National greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting systems

    Legislation defining national systems for policies, measures and projections is missing. Until this is the case, Kosovo* will not be in compliance with Regulation (EU) 525/2013. Compilation of the GHG inventory is progressing. A law on climate change is envisaged to be adopted by end 2022.

  • National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

    National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

    Kosovo’s* draft NECP has been discussed within the working groups and the Government. There is no deadline for submitting the draft NECP to the Secretariat.

State of compliance

Kosovo* is not a signatory party of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). There is currently no legal basis for drafting Nationally Determined Contributions. No targets are set for 2030 and no regular reporting is undertaken. However, Kosovo* compiled the Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the years 2008 – 2019. The reports are published on the Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA) website. KEPA is the institution responsible for collecting data and reporting them to the European Environment Agency.

Efforts have been made to align Kosovo*’s legislation and policy framework to the EU climate acquis. The 2019 – 2028 National Strategy and Action Plan on Climate Change has been approved by the Government and a climate change concept paper was approved in December 2020. An Administrative Instruction for Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Emissions of 2016 defines the governance, inter-institutional arrangements and deadlines for providing data on GHG emissions.

Kosovo* is not compliant with Regulation (EU) 525/2013. Although it has some climate legislation in place and compilation of the GHG inventory is progressing, legislation defining national systems for policies, measures and projections is missing. Missing provisions of Regulation (EU) 525/2013 are planned to be included in a future Law on Climate Change, to be drafted by 2021 and adopted by 2022.

In the absence of a law on climate change, there is still no legal basis for an NECP. The current, almost complete, working draft has been discussed within the NECP working groups involving representatives of government institutions, regulators and operators as well as representatives of civil society, universities and businesses. The Government initiated discussions on the policy scenarios in summer 2021. No initial drafts have been shared with the Secretariat. There is no date for when the final draft will be submitted to the Secretariat.