Climate Risk Profile: Bosnia and Herzegovina
This profile provides an overview of climate risk issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including how climate change will potentially impact agricultural, water resources, human health, ecosystems and energy and infrastructure. The brief includes an overview of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the climate and projected changes. Also included is information on sector impacts and vulnerabilities to climate change, the policy context and information regarding ongoing climate change projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.
Climate projections in Bosnia and Herzegovina include increases in temperature, more extreme weather, with floods, droughts and heat waves, and rainfall variability with decreasing summer averages. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s adaptive capacity is challenged by a large vulnerable population on the brink of poverty, a high unemployment rate of 40 percent, wartime infrastructure damages, limited information on climate related social, health and environmental trends and a lag in technological innovation. The frequency and intensity of natural hazards has increased. Risks related to climate variability in Bosnia were highlighted by the 2014 floods, which led to more than 20 deaths, 90,000 people displaced and billions of dollars in damages.
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