Serbia: Agriculture sector among hardest-hit by climate change

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BELGRADE – The agriculture sector has been identified as one of the hardest-hit by climate change and the material damage caused by extreme climate and weather conditions since 2000 totals over EUR 5 billion, while more than 70 percent of the losses are related to drought and high temperatures, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection has warned.

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In terms of reducing the greenhouse gas effect, Serbia will be obliged to implement by 2030 a 9.8-percent reduction compared to 1990, Minister Snezana Bogosavljevic Boskovic said.

Since 2000, Serbia has faced several significant climate and weather “episodes” that caused major material and financial loss, as well as loss of life, Bogosavljevic Boskovic told Tanjug.

The most prominent events were the 2012 drought and the 2014 floods.

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