A Climate for Change: Climate change and its impacts on society and economy in Croatia

16 Feb 2009
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Summary

UNDP in Croatia, presented its 2008 Human Development Report for Croatia – A Climate for Change: Climate change and its impacts on society and economy in Croatia. It is a breakthrough report for Croatia and the first of its kind globally following new analysis released by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

It is a fact that the climate is changing and the consequences of that change are already being felt all over the globe. Croatia is not an exception. The Report "A Climate for Change" accounts for and quantifies the damages in several sectors of the Croatian economy over the past several years as a result of climate variability. It demonstrates that climate is already a critical factor in development in Croatia, and climate change may have profound impacts on the country.

Highlights

  • Public involvement is critical to achieving an effective response to climate change.
  • 72% of Croatians believe that climate change is a serious problem and 24% believe it is a problem.
  • In the future, Croatia is expected to be hotter and drier, especially in the summer.
  • Croatia may face significant vulnerability to sea-level rise.
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