Overhead view of forests and water bodies in Belarus

Serbia

At a Glance

The Europe and Eurasia Regional Mission serves Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

Serbia’s terrain is highly varied, with fertile plains to the north, limestone ranges and basins to the east, and hills and mountains dissected by river valleys to the southeast. Over the past few decades, the country's economy has been impacted by wars and the 2008 global economic crisis. This, combined with droughts, floods, exceptionally harsh winters, and other weather-related extreme events have caused major physical damage, financial losses, and even deaths. Climate change projections indicate that Serbia and the Western Balkans face a high probability of continuing temperature increases, along with more frequent and prolonged droughts, and wildfires. Serbia’s total GHG emissions were dominated by the energy sector, which accounted for nearly all of the country’s total emissions. Agriculture was the second highest, followed by waste and industrial processes.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.

Climate Projections

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Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

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Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

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Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Ecosystems

Energy & Infrastructure

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding and Key Indicators


USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$5 Million

Clean Energy

$5 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2020)

7.0 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

0.56%

% Forested Area

31.1%

EC-LEDS Partner Country

Yes

Climate Change Information

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