TAIEX-RIPAP study visit Montenegrin team to Slovenia
RIPAP organised first in-country workshop in Montenegro
In mid-November, the Human Dynamics RIPAP project
organised a study visit to Ljubljana for representatives of
the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of
Montenegro (MoSDT) and Montenegrin industry delegates
to enhance their capacities for implementation of the EU
emissions trading scheme (ETS).
The members of the visiting delegation were introduced to
the capacity needs and the required involvement of various
stakeholders for application of the ETS in the scope of the
The purpose of the study visit was to set specific actions,
with particular emphasis on activities required to speed up
the preparation process in Montenegro, specifically with the
future Competent Authority and the main operators that
support the ETS implementation.
Three of the most experienced Slovenian operators, whose
greenhouse gas emissions are regulated under the EU
ETS, have shared good practices on implementation of
the ETS, including aspects such as organisation of data,
risk management and the impact on the strategy of their
In order to maximise practical understanding of all elements
addressed, the study tour participants had the training
on-site of the three operators and in the offices of the
host Ministry and the Environment Agency. This was highly
beneficial for our participants from Montenegro and allowed
various Slovenian speakers and RIPAP experts to participate
in the knowledge exchange.
The event is the first in a series of in-country workshops for
competent authorities to accelerate the implementation
of the EU emissions trading scheme for Western Balkan
countries and Turkey.
The RIPAP builds on the experience of ECRAN, another
successful project implemented by Human Dynamics,
and extends our presence in the region to help national
governments with their mission towards a climate resilient
and sustainable future.