A launch event for the project "Sustainable Development Goals in the Western Balkans" was co-hosted by REC Montenegro and the Minstry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro (MSDT) on February 28, 2018. The project is funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry's Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and other countries neighbouring the European Union and supervised by the German Environment Agency (UBA).
The meeting was opened by State Secretary for the Environment Mr. Saša Radulović and Director General of the Directorate for Climate Change and Mediterranean Affairs of MSDT Mr. Ešef Husić. The REC was represented by Ms. Srna Sudar, senior expert from REC Montenegro and national project coordinator, who gave an introductory address on behalf of Ms. Ruza Radovic, director of REC Montenegro.
The goal of the meeting was to present the current situation in terms of SDG implementation both globally and in Montenegro, and to lay the groundwork for national project activities. The event brought together representatives of 18 national institutions, each with responsibilities for specific SDG implementation, who provided information about the challenges they are facing in terms of their responsibilities for implementing the SDGs and reporting on the achievement of SDG targets.