Overhead view of forests and water bodies in Belarus

Kosovo

At a Glance

The Europe and Eurasia Regional Mission serves Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

Important drivers of Kosovo's economic growth, such as agriculture and industry, are vulnerable to water shortages, heat waves, drought, and flooding. Rising temperatures and unregulated harvesting impact the health and cover of Kosovo's extensive forests, increasing forest fire incidence. Conflict-driven destruction of infrastructure, as well as poor regulation of land use and construction increase the population's exposure to climate hazards through structural vulnerability, with additional, related health implications through inadequate sewage and high concentrations of atmospheric pollutants. While emissions data is limited, Kosovo's recorded greenhouse gas emissions are driven almost entirely by the energy sector.

Climate Projections and Impacts

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

Climate Projections

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Forestry

Energy & Infrastructure

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding and Key Indicators


USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$5 Million

Clean Energy

$5 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

N/A

Population (2020)

1.9 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

N/A

% Forested Area

N/A

Climate Change Information

Stories from the Area

During its six years, the USAID Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities (USAID AGRO) Activity solidified and sustained its achievements by fully integrating climate risk management (CRM) into its agricultural development approach.