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Outlook on Climate Change Adaptation in the South Caucasus Mountains
Outlook on Climate Change Adaptation in the South Caucasus Mountains
Changes in climate patterns are already evident in the South Caucasus countries – Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. Annual temperatures are increasing accompanied by severe heat waves and droughts. More extreme weather events, such as heavy rains and unusual hail storms, and changes in precipitation patterns are also linked to climate change. Hu ...
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Landslides and mudflows in Georgia in 1995-2013
Large areas of the country are under threat from natural hazards. In Georgia, almost 70 per cent of the territory, home to some 57 per cent of the population, is at risk from disasters, including mudflows (32 per cent of...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Landslides and floods in Armenia in 2003-2014
Armenia’s main threats are from land- and mudslides, primarily on mountain slopes and hillsides. About one-fifth of all communities in Armenia have been affected by landslides. Areas with the highest risk of mudslides in...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/ Manana Kurtubadze
Effect of Climate Change on Crop Yields in the 2040s under the Medium Impact Scenario, no adaptation and no irrigation water constraints
Water constraints are perceived as the most severe impact of climate change on the agricultural sector. Climate change will inevitably increase the number of areas needing irrigation, the water demand for crops, and ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Effect of Climate Change on Crop Yields in the 2040s in the South Caucasus
The changes in crop yields, however, vary between locations. For certain crops in the mountain regionsthe changes may, in some cases, be beneficial. When assessing the impact of changes in temperature and precipitation, ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Rate of population below the poverty line in Georgia by districts and big cities in 2014
In addition to having higher exposure to natural disasters, lower access to healthcare, poor household constructions and higher poverty rates make mountain communities even more vulnerable to such events (CENN and ITC 20...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Physical map of the South Caucasus
The impacts of climate change may have severe consequences for the people and environment of the mountainous areas of the South Caucasus. The characteristics of these areas, including high risk of natural disasters, low ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Irrigated zones and water shortage scenarios for 2040 in the South Caucasus
The capacity of farmers to adapt to the impacts of climate change is low due to poorly managed irrigation and drainage systems, limited financial resources restricting the use of new technologies, inadequate support from...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Illegal logging in Georgia in 2000-2013
In Georgia, over 60 per cent of its forests are situated on mountain slopes at an elevation of 1,000 m.a.s.l or higher (MoENRP 2015; MoENR 2010; Ulander and Ter-Zakaryn 2012). Forest ecosystems protect biodiversity, stor...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Illegal logging in Armenia in 2000-2013
The mountainous areas of the South Caucasus have a wide variety of climate zones, ranging from cold moderate alpine peaks to temperate, humid and arid landscapes.6 The variation in climate zones gives the region its uniq...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Climate-related diseases in the Caucasus in 1999-2013
Climate change directly impacts human health and security. Natural disasters have the most obvious and immediate impact on people’s health and security as they abruptly destroy property, livelihoods, infrastructure, can ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Potential hydroresource, Energy consumption and Power generation by HPP in the South Caucasus in 2013
Primary energy supplies in the three countries vary according to their access to fossil fuels and water resources.16 Georgia relies on imported gas and oil, but also have renewable energy such as hydropower for electrici...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Ecosystems of the South Caucasus
The mountainous areas of the South Caucasus have a wide variety of climate zones, ranging from cold moderate alpine peaks to temperate, humid and arid landscapes.6 The variation in climate zones gives the region its uniq...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
National Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Availability by Sector/Country (2)
All the countries of the South Caucasus made a commitment to develop separate policy documents on climate change adaptation, either internationally or nationally. Such commitments derive not only from international oblig...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
References to climate change adaptation in development strategies (Only strategies in force are covered)
Almost none of the development strategies (such as sustainable development and/or poverty reduction strategies) of the South Caucasus countries have an all-inclusive and adequate appreciation of climate change. Furthermo...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Existence of Coordination Mechanisms on Climate Change (As described above)
Coordination mechanisms can be clustered in the following way: (a) intergovernmental councils (b) inter-ministerial/agency national councils, (c) government experts groups, (d) donor coordination mechanisms, (e) experts ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
National Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Availability by Sector/Country (1)
All the countries of the South Caucasus made a commitment to develop separate policy documents on climate change adaptation, either internationally or nationally. Such commitments derive not only from international oblig...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Analysis of the institutional framework for climate change adaptation
The findings of the study in Chapter 2: Analysis of adaptation policies for vulnerable sectors be summarised as follows (see also table on the right): • None of the South Caucasus countries have specially designated l...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Overview of Presence of Climate Adaptation and Mountain Regions in Current Sectoral Strategies (Strategies under development or ones with expired term are not considered in the table)
The analysis of the sectoral policies of the three countries of the South Caucasus reveals that: • More recent policy documents are more comprehensive in their coverage of adaptation issues. For example, the National En...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
References to mountain regions and adaptation in development strategies (Only strategies in force are covered)
Almost none of the development strategies (such as sustainable development and/or poverty reduction strategies) of the South Caucasus countries have an all-inclusive and adequate appreciation of climate change. Furthermo...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Observed climate changes and scenarios for South Caucasus
Aremnia: The national trend of a warmer and drier climate that has been observed over the last 80 years is forecast to continue throughout the 21st century. Temperatures are predicted to increase 1.3–1.7°C by 2040, 2.6–...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze