Project Team



Climate Change Division – Sector for Nature Protection and Climate Change in the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia

Climate Change Division is the National Focal Point for the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in the Ministry of Environmental Protection. According to the Law on Ministries, Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) is responsible for climate change policy on the national level. MEP (Climate Change Division) in its capacity is responsible for the implementation of the UNFCCC and its Protocol. Visit site of MEP.


Key Expert

Over 15 years of professional experience in GHG inventory processes and related climate change policy development in Slovenia and other Western Balkan countries, including Serbia (EU twinning project). Extended expertise of EU legal framework for climate change mitigation, EU emissions trading system (ETS) and EU monitoring mechanism regulation (MMR).

Lead author of Slovenia’s national yearly submissions under UNFCCC, EU and the Kyoto Protocol, with excellent background in setting up national GHG inventory systems and in preparation and supervision of GHG inventory reports; numerous regional trainings, workshops and expert missions on GHG inventory and EU-ETS (data collection, implementation, monitoring, reporting and verification requirements) in Eastern European countries. Over 10 years of specific work experience as an expert for the EC and the UNFCCC in multinational GHG expert review teams. Lead review for preparation of UNFCCC National Communications and member of several EU accreditation teams for accreditation of EU-ETS verification bodies in according with ISO 14065.

Gonçalo Cavalheiro

Key Expert

Gonçalo Cavalheiro has over 17 years of professional experience on all aspects of climate change policy, both related to adaptation and mitigation. He has provided consultancy services to governments (such as the Portuguese, Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Mozambican, Vietnamese among others), international organizations (such as the European Commission and the United Nations) and private companies (from banks, to airport managers, mobile phone and internet providers). Gonçalo, whom holds a Masters Degree in International relations, was a member of the Portuguese National Delegation (from 1999 to 2008) a member of the delegation of the European Union (2011-2014) in international negotiations relating to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.


Gonçalo Cavalheiro


Office Manager

Tanja Puača has long-term experience as Office Manager on projects funded by EU and other international companies.