A group of laughing female farm workers sort through a large bin of berries.

Burma (Myanmar)

At a Glance

The Asia Regional Mission serves Burma, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Both climate change adaptation and mitigation are critical considerations in Asia’s developing countries. Indeed, the region’s geography makes its population highly vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather events. Yet the region is also among the highest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions in the world. USAID is working with countries at regional and bilateral levels to accelerate investment in clean energy technologies and improve forest management. USAID also provides training, knowledge sharing and cooperation to facilitate the region’s transition to low emission development and help communities adapt to climate change. 

Climate Projections and Impacts

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

Climate Projections

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Sea Level Rise

Reduced Duration/Increased Variability of Southwest Monsoon

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Fisheries

Ecosystems

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context


USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)

Total

$1.4 Million

Adaptation

$1.4 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2023)

58.0 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

1.54%

% Forested Area

43.6%

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Burma

Burma (Myanmar) Photo Gallery

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Burma

Stories from the Area

“Myanmar’s location and physical diversity means climate change takes many forms. In the dry zone, temperatures are increasing, and droughts are becoming more prevalent, while the coastal zone remains at constant risk of intensifying cyclones. Extreme flooding in the current wet season has seen over 190,000 people seek emergency shelter, with the damage to homes, schools, and farms compounding the impact of last year’s floods and those from the year before.”
Farmers around the world increasingly rely on long-range weather forecasts when planning their crops. Traditional timing for planting is no longer as reliable as it used to be, and neither are the rains, thanks to shifts in climate patterns.
Four people till a field while a rainstorm builds in the background.