Environmental damage is one of the most dramatic challenges the world is facing today. Norway therefore supports various initiatives across the globe to reduce the effect of environmental damage and climate change. The Norwegian embassy in Belgrade has decided to support the project for implementation of EU regulation on Volatile Organic Compounds that will be implemented by the Cleaner Production Centre of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University in Belgrade, in coordination with the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and the Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).
Industrial emissions are a crucial part of the EU accession process and negotiations as part of Chapter 27. Pollution from operators using Volatile Organic Compounds represents a continuation of the Ministry for Environmental Protection activity on industrial emissions. The project will contribute to the important reduction of pollution and environmental damage, which the Embassy is happy to support.