Ukraine Kyiv skyline


At a Glance

Ukraine is a large, diverse country with high agricultural potential, rich natural resources, and an established industrial base. Climate-driven changes such as higher temperatures – causing potential shifts in agricultural zones and leading to marked water deficiencies – can compromise the country’s food security and economic growth. The vulnerability of the population, which is largely urban, is magnified by infrastructure deficiencies such as an aging and fragile housing stock and limited potable water supply. The energy sector was responsible for nearly all of the greenhouse gas emissions, followed by manufacturing and construction, fugitive emissions, other fuel combustion, and transportation.


    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2016) for more information.

    Climate Projections

    Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

    Changes to Season Duration/ Seasonal Precipitation

    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas




    Human Health


    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $13 Million

    Clean Energy

    $13 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    43.9 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

    Stories from the Area

    Since 2013, USAID’s Municipal Energy Reform Project has helped Ukraine make major strides toward energy reform.