Climate change impacts on Serbian agriculture

The report Climate change impacts on Serbian agriculture analyzes the impact of observed climate change impacts on agriculture in Serbia and future projections of climate impacts based on different future emission scenarios. Agriculture is particularly vulnerable to climate change, considering that this production is like “a factory under the sky”. In agriculture, plant production (field crops, vegetable, fruit and vine production) is particularly under threat, but also livestock production and fishery, and, by extension, food production.

Analysis of observed climate changes in Serbia and future climate projections

Analysis of the observed climate changes in the territory of the Republic of Serbia show that the temperature rise trend is increasing over time. In January 2019, the Republic Hydrometeorological Service announced that 2018 was the hottest year since records began in the Republic of Serbia (see appendix). In recent decades, changes in climatic conditions have also been conducive to more frequent droughts, while more precipitation can be related to intensive precipitation events. The analysis of future climate changes shows the range of possible future climate conditions depending on the future greenhouse gas emissions and the response of the climate system to these changes. On the territory of the Republic of Serbia, temperatures are expected to continue rising until the end of this century to values that are on average 3 to 5°C higher than the temperatures from mid-last century. Such changes cause an even further destabilisation of the climate system and a progressive change in climatic conditions conducive to the onset of
extreme heat waves, severe drought episodes and an increase in precipitation accumulations during extreme events.

Second National Communication of the Republic of Serbia under the UNFCCC

Republic of Serbia, in October 2017, submitted it’s Second National Communication of the Republic of Serbia under the UNFCCC.

First Biennial Update Report for the Republic of Serbia

The Republic of Serbia submitted its First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC in February 2016.

Toolkit for integrating sustainable mobility measures in cities in R. Serbia

“Toolkit for integrating sustainable mobility measures in cities in R. Serbia” has been produced under the framework of the project “Support to Sustainable Transport in the City of Belgrade”, implemented jointly by UNDP, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection and City of Belgrade.

The is designed to become a guidance document for development and integration of sustainable urban mobility measures and plans. The targeted users of this toolkit are the policy makers, municipal authorities, stakeholders and experts that will work on sustainable urban mobility issues. The content presented in this paper is in line with the EU policy documents and guidelines on sustainable urban mobility and transport, and is focused towards design and implementation of cost effective solutions to achieve sustainable urban mobility goals and principles. The Toolkit underlines the most important steps towards the development of the sustainable mobility measures and plans, identifies appropriate solutions and best practices and provides precise information concerning the technical concepts of sustainable mobility.

Sustainable Transport and GHG Emissions In Belgrade

Report on quantification of the GHG impact of the sustainable transport interventions in the City of Belgrade has been prepared under the framework of the project “Support to Sustainable Transport in the City of Belgrade”, implemented jointly by UNDP, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection and City of Belgrade.

The main objective of the report is to estimate the city of Belgrade GHG emissions for the period 2006 – 2012, to develop a dynamic baseline emissions scenario for the period 2013 – 2024, and to estimate the direct and indirect mitigation impact of the project components.

The Heating up Of Crops – How to Respond

The publication ’The Heating up Of Crops – How to Respond: Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture in Serbia’ was jointly published by UNDP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, with the financial support of the Global Environment Facility.

In the Foreword to the report the Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Snežana Bogosavljević Bošković pointed out: „The findings of this document are based on an expert report entitled ‘Vulnerability assessment and adaptation measures for agriculture in Serbia’. This publication aims primarily at identifying likely problems and suggesting options for their resolution to inform timely and appropriate reaction. The message of both that report and this publication to all those who work in this field, but also to the broadest public is eminently clear: we must continue working globally to reach an effective agreement to cut emissions, whilst at the same time implementing a number of measures to adapt to climate change. These measures entail not only educating and training agricultural workers and stimulating stakeholders to apply adaptation and damage mitigation measures, but also introducing technology initiatives to improve irrigation systems and erosion control measures, as well as improving land use efficiency.

The report is aimed at agricultural advisory bodies, those employed in the sector farmers, and the broadest interested public.

Gender and Climate Change in the Republic of Serbia

First Study on Gender and Climate Change has been prepared within the framework of the project “Serbia’s First

Biennial Update Report”, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection,with technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Serbia’s First National Adaptation Plan

First National Adaptation Plan has been prepared within the framework of the project “Second National Communication to the UNFCCC”, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection,with technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).