Joint Stakeholder Awareness Workshop “Contaminated Sites in the Republic of Serbia – Overview of the Current Status and Planned Research Acitvities Within the Unep/Gef Project“
The Joint Stakeholder Awareness Needs Assessment Workshop titled „Contaminated sites in the Republic of Serbia – Overview of the current status and planned research acitvities within the UNEP/GEF project“ was held on 20th April 2017 in the premises of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (SCCI) in Belgrade. The event was organized by United Nations Environment in partnership with Forestry and Environmental Action (fea), with the support of the Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and SCCI.
The workshop was organized for key stakeholders, including local and regional government officials, regional development agencies, representatives of Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, cross-sectoral working group members (SEPA, Serbian Institute of Geology, Institute of Soil Science, Institute for Field and Vegetable Crops, Institute for Public Health Protection Belgrade, Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning and Environmental Protection), representatives of republic and local environmental inspection, representatives of operating industrial complexes, bankruptcy trustees of the former state-owned factories. This one-day workshop gathered 55 stakeholders in an effort to raise awareness on the importance of land degradation, focusing on the existing challenges for sustainable land use and presenting the best practice examples of sustainable land management worldwide and in the region, emphasizing the importance of obeying the legal framework in land management area.