6 Ensure environmental sustainability

Where we are?

Progress has been recorded at all indicators. There is less pollution and more orientation towards cleaner energy. More households have access to clean water. However, it should be stressed first that some of the values on the selected indicators could be improved (decrease of usage of solid fuel, the level of air pollution) and second, that trends in many indicators of environmental sustainability have high variation and that progress in this area is highly sensitive to economic situation and institutional support.

UNDP's work in Serbia

  • Vlasina Lake

    Protecting Biodiversity in Serbia

    Serbia has a wealth of 464 protected areas and 797 protected plant and animal species, with a total of 45,000 species and subspecies of flora andmore

1.42 years
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG7
  1. Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources
  2. Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
    • Proportion of land area covered by forest and proportion of species threatened with extinction
    • CO2 emissions, total, per capita and per $1 GDP (PPP)
    • Consumption of ozone-depleting substances
    • Proportion of fish stocks within safe biological limits
    • Proportion of total water resources used
    • Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected
  3. Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
    • Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source
    • Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility
  4. Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020
    • Proportion of urban population living in slums