Policy brief: Adapting to climate change in most vulnerable sectors of Central Asia: Water and Agriculture

Policy Brief / Strategy Brief

Policy brief: Adapting to climate change in most vulnerable sectors of Central Asia: Water and Agriculture

ORGANISER: CAREC, APAN

PUBLISHED DATE

March 2013

Five countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, located in the heart of the Eurasian continent, are characterized by arid climate conditions. The currently occurring climate change phenomena such as increasing air temperature, strong drought and dry winds, have an impact on balance of water resources, soil conditions, crop yields, pasture productivity, conditions of natural ecosystems and human health, etc. Thus, the average air temperature in the region has increased by 1-2°C for a 100 year period and the forecast proposes its growth by 3-6°C by a year 2085.