Thе Policy Paper is prepared by the Institute for Good Governance and Policies in Environment and Climate Change (IPECC) as the leader of the Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Climate and Green Agenda of the 2023 Civil Society and Think Tank Forum (CSF2023) of the Berlin Process. The views outlined in the Policy Paper were shaped through a comprehensive consultation process, involving representatives from the CSOs, members of the TWG on Climate and Green Agenda and stakeholders from the WB6, and prominent experts from the WB6 and the European Union (EU), as well as through desk research presented in Introduction Papers and insights gained through advocacy visits. The process involved three consultation meetings with 266 stakeholders and a public hybrid conference attended by 102 participants. These recommendations are a result of targeted and comprehensive efforts of the Thematic Working Group on Climate and Green Agenda.
Formulated recommendations are closely linked with, and contribute to achieving, the key goals of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, which relies on regulatory reforms in the region to align them with the objectives of the European Green Deal, as well as relevant investments as part of the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans (EIP), implemented through the mechanism of the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). The Green Agenda for WB6 is considered a key driver of the transition to a modern, carbon-neutral, climate-resilient and resource-efficient economies of the WB countries and the region.