CBD at National level
The Republic of Serbia has become a signatory of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development by succession. Namely, the Federal Government of the then FR Yugoslavia adopted its Resolution on Biodiversity Conservation Policy in FR Yugoslavia on 31st December 1993, while the Law on Ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted in 2001. Since that moment this normative act has represented the basis and the framework for adequate action and development towards biodiversity conservation on the territory of Serbia.
The signatories’ responsibilities are defined by Article 6 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which states that they should, in accordance with their possibilities and conditions, develop national strategies, plans or programmes for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity so that they reflect the measures set out in the Convention and integrate principles of conservation and the sustainable use of biological diversity into relevant sectoral or cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies, as far as possible and appropriate.
The Government adopted the Biodiversity Strategy of the Republic of Serbia for the period 2011 – 2018,a on 3 February 2011. The Strategy’s development was initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and UNDP. Funds for the development of the Strategy were provided by the Global Environment Fund (GEF) through UNDP as an implementing agency.
The Strategy can be downloaded below.