At a Glance
The Central Asia region includes: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. Stretching from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north, the landlocked region boasts an ethnically and linguistically diverse population, and already suffers from significant climate change. Expected climate change stressors include increases in temperature, extreme weather events, and glacial melt, while likely impacts include continued expansion of deserts and arid areas. The worsening degradation of biodiversity, natural habitats, and ecosystems due to climate stressors increases vulnerability of impoverished and rural areas, which largely lack the financial or political capacity to overcome these growing challenges.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding and Key Indicators
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