UNDP Annual Report 2019
As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
Jun 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a human development crisis. On some dimensions of human development, conditions today are equivalent to levels of deprivation last seen in the mid-1980s. But the crisis is hitting hard on all of human development’s constitutive elements: income, health and education. This, not counting less visible indirect effects, including increased domestic violence, yet to be fully documented. The pandemic was superimposed on unresolved tensions between people and technology, between people and the planet, between the haves and the have-nots. These tensions were already shaping a new generation of inequalities— pertaining to enhanced capabilities, the new necessities of the 21st century, as defined in the 2019 Human Development Report. But the response to the crisis can shape how those tensions are addressed and whether inequalities in human development are reduced.
Mar 11, 2020
Agriculture in Serbia already faces significant losses due to climate change. Increased drought occurrences and periods of high temperatures and extreme precipitation have already affected the yields (e.g. drought in 2012 lead to a decrease in yields that caused a loss estimated to 2 billion USD). Climate change projections show that we can expect further declines in snowfall, increase in summer temperatures, as well as declines in summer rainfall. In order to better understand the impacts of climate change on the agriculture sector (in particular fruits and vegetables production), and the potential for farmers’ adaptation to the impacts of climate change, a survey of 600 farmers was conducted in 15 municipalities/cities in Central Serbia: Aleksinac, Leskovac, Malo Crniće, Merošina, Paraćin, Pirot, Smederevo, Smederevska Palanka, Valjevo, Velika Plana, Veliko Gradiste, Žabari, Zaječar, Kruševac, Požarevac.
Mar 4, 2020
The consequences of climate change on the global economy and society are already visible. This study focuses on the impacts of climate change on the Serbian society and economy. It states that this impact on natural systems and economic sectors in Serbia is significant and highlights the need to adapt to climate change and to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions. This study is the first of its kind, conducted in Serbia and its draft version is now available for comments on the link http://www.klimatskepromene.rs/en/news/draft-study-on-socio-economic-aspects-of-climate-change-in-serbia/