Climate landscape analysis and its impacts on children in Serbia
Key impacts of the climate situation on children, especially those facing inequalities
Publication “Climate landscape analysis and its impacts on children in Serbia” was created with the aim of shedding light on the key impacts of the climate situation on children, especially those facing inequalities, and to see what effects the lack of current financial allocations in this area will have on children's rights in the future. This report indicates possible courses of action for both the public and private sectors and consists of four chapters. The first chapter focuses on two underexplored, yet critical, areas: the impacts of CE on children, and how existing inequalities affect these impacts to children, within the Serbian context. Two subsequent chapters focus on the current state of public sector engagement, as well as private sector and international financers engagement on these Climate change and environmental degradation (CE) topics, respectively. The final chapter summarizes findings, remaining gaps, and provides evidence-based recommendations in addressing the critical CE topics in Serbia. Using the findings from chapters 1, 2 and 3, the final chapter also highlights relevant opportunities to improve alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The findings and recommendations included in this publication can help to shape Serbia’s current policy agenda (including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) on CE topics by informing data collection processes, national and local policies, expenditure and programming related to CE and children. The research will also be complementary to ongoing regional and global research by international organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the UN, on the topic of climate and environment impacts on children’s health.