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At a Glance

Libya faces considerable obstacles in adapting to global climate change due to its physical geography and limited governance capabilities. The economy is almost entirely dependent on hydrocarbon production and exports, which have decreased in quantity due to recent conflict and decreased in value due to the drop in oil prices. Many of the country's population lives below the poverty line, and thus has limited resources to adapt to projected increases in temperature and extreme weather events. The energy sector contributes the vast majority of GHG emissions in Libya.

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

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas


Coastal Zones

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context

USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)


$2 Million

Clean Energy

$2 Million

GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2023)

7.3 Million

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

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Stories from the Area

Libya has vast energy resources. With electricity prices heavily subsidized by the national government and people experiencing daily power outages, public awareness of the need to conserve energy is limited.