At a Glance
As the poorest and most water-insecure country in the Middle East and North African region, Yemen faces serious risks from climate change that threaten the already fragile state of the country. Severe food insecurity and water scarcity, worsening gender inequality, widespread poverty, and a lack of economic growth in Yemen are all compounded by ongoing armed conflict that began in 2014. These challenges intersect with and are intensified by climate change impacts. Increased temperatures, extreme weather events, and sea level rise are likely to worsen food insecurity and water scarcity and adversely affect coastal zones. The energy sector is the predominant source of GHG emissions in Yemen, followed by the agriculture sector.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2016) for more information.
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding and Key Indicators
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