Sustainable financing of biodiversity

Biodiversity, or biological diversity, represents the totality of genes, species, and ecosystems on Earth or in a clearly defined area. The territory of Serbia is characterized by great diversity, with approximately 44,2001 species and subspecies of living organisms registered so far.

Biodiversity plays a significant role in maintaining natural balance and regulating all natural processes and resources that are available to us. However, the increasing levels of air, water, and soil pollution are disrupting this natural harmony, and human negligence and influence are contributing to this. Therefore, in order to protect biodiversity in Serbia, financial resources are necessary to enable constant and long-term work on biodiversity conservation.

In addition to the standard sources available within public finance, it is necessary to establish new forms of financial support that have the potential for the best efficiency and practical benefit.

As part of the "Together for the Environment" project, we will advocate for sustainable biodiversity financing mechanisms.

We will work together to analyze and improve the regulatory and strategic framework governing the financing system for protected areas.

We will motivate the private sector to become more actively involved in the field of biodiversity conservation through initiatives whose main task will be to reconcile business interests and environmental preservation.

We will work on implementing various campaigns that will contribute to the promotion of protected areas and fundraising in the community, as well as improving intersectoral cooperation in order to provide innovative and increased resources for biodiversity protection.

Additionally, a unique support program will be launched for small businesses operating in or around protected areas, with the aim of encouraging and facilitating their transition to business models that are both financially profitable and environmentally acceptable. This will further contribute to greater participation of youth and women through strengthening economic independence, while also preventing early migration from rural and remote communities.