Institutional Framework

for climate change


Relevant information on the institutional structure for climate change at a national level and international agreements adopted

Institutional framework on climate change on national level

The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP) is the institution responsible for climate change policymaking, and it is the nationally designated entity for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as the nationally designated entity for implementing the Kyoto Protocol.

Other ministries responsible for relevant climate change policymaking are:

Other relevant institutions and bodies with responsibilities regarding climate change:

  • The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs is responsible for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and is also the nationally designated entity for the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

  • The National Climate Change Committee has been set up by the Government, and is a comprehensive political platform that provides a high level of support for the development and implementation of climate change activities. It consists of representatives nominated by key stakeholders. from national institutions, academic institutions, the private sector and civil society, and climate change coordinators designated by ministries.

  • The Technical Group in the Sustainable Development Council, as well as other key stakeholders in the government and civil society, are also involved in the process of creating climate change-related policies.

National Focal Points for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change:

  • UNFCCC National Focal Point: Teodora Obradovic Grncarovska, State Adviser on Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning

  • UNFCCC National Gender and Climate Change Focal Point: Elena Grozdanova, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy


International institutions and donors
providing financial and technical support for the reporting process:



International climate change agreements adopted

Additionally, the country has joined and aligns its policies with other climate change relevant initiatives:


Although the Republic of North Macedonia is a non-Annex I country, it is also a candidate member state to the EU; therefore, it has to adhere to EU Climate and Energy policies which assume the obligations of the UNFCCC Annex I countries.

The country is also Contracting Party of the Energy Community, which is rapidly advancing the implementation of EU regulations for monitoring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gases and taking steps to tackle the climate crisis.


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