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Turkmenistan

At a Glance

 

The Central Asia region includes: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. Stretching from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north, the landlocked region boasts an ethnically and linguistically diverse population, and already suffers from significant climate change. Expected climate change stressors include increases in temperature, extreme weather events, and glacial melt, while likely impacts include continued expansion of deserts and arid areas. The worsening degradation of biodiversity, natural habitats, and ecosystems due to climate stressors increases vulnerability of impoverished and rural areas, which largely lack the financial or political capacity to overcome these growing challenges.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.

    Climate Projections

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    Increased Drought Frequency

    Increased Precipitation Unpredictability/Variability

    Increased/More Frequent Precipitation

    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture

    Livestock

    Biodiversity

    Energy

    Human Health

    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.


    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    N/A

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    5.5 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    3.75%

    % Forested Area

    8.8%

    Climate Change Information

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