Duties and responsibilities of KEPA
KEPA is responsible for environment and nature monitoring, establishment and management of databases and environmental information systems. KEPA also has a the duty to give professional opinions on the procedure for approval of management plans of nature protected areas; proposes technical solutions to prevent and reduce environment and nature pollution; develops plans and programs in the field of environmental protection; follows the implementation of the environmental action plan; gives professional opinion on urban and spatial plans, prepares reports for the state of the environment; provides scientific and other support for protection of environment, nature, and biological diversity; develops programs and educational materials to raise public awareness for environment.
Fulfillment of these tasks is accomplished by participating in, promoting and coordinating activities, which lead to a long term development and well-being, through protecting the environment and sensitizing the public.
The KEPAs duties and responsibilities include:
To provide appropriate information for Kosovo Government and Assembly, in order to enable them to develop and implement adequate environmental policies;
To develop and coordinate a common environmental information system, and data collection system, connected to environmental monitoring system in Kosovo;
To develop and maintain respective centers of data related to the environment (socio-economic information, environmental pressures, and, the state and quality of the environment);
To develop procedures for processing and assessing of environmental data collected, including modeling and visual presentation;
To perform professional tasks advice during the determination of content, methodology and techniques of environmental monitoring, and to support the development and implementation of environmental programs and projects;
To compare and improve the quality of data collection for the environment (quality check and quality control);
To draft reports on the overall state of the environment in Kosovo, as well as to develop specific reports as for: air, water, soil, biodiversity, climate change;
To prepare reports for other purposes, such as reports on regional basis, e.g. radioactivity, environmental quality and health in a specific Kosovo region;
To support other Kosovo institutions on developing new environmental policies
To cooperate with the EEA and other relevant institutions of the European Union
To cooperate with others for development and implementation of environmental programs and projects.
To ensure publication and/or access to environmental information, considering European standards and communication technology;