East Timor (Timor-Leste)
At a Glance
The people of Timor-Leste, especially its rural population, are vulnerable to a host of climate and weather patterns, including temperature increases, extreme rainfall events, and rising sea levels. The country is one of the world’s most vulnerable to natural disasters due to high risk of earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones and heavy rainfall, combined with limited infrastructure and inadequate social safety net programs. These climate and weather events threaten to exacerbate flood, storm, and landslide risk, and negatively impact food security in a country that relies heavily on climate sensitive, rainfed agriculture as its main source of income. The agriculture sector is the predominant source of greenhouse gas emissions followed by energy, land-use change forestry, and waste.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding and Key Indicators
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