Country

Andorra

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Andorra.

Country Context

The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe. The country has an area of 468 km2 and a population of 78,000. Andorra has a per capita income above the European average and above its neighbors, Spain and France. Tourism, retail sales, and finance comprise more than three-quarters of GDP. Duty-free shopping and resorts attract millions of visitors annually. Agricultural production is limited given that only 5% of land is arable. The agriculture and forestry sector represent 0.6% of GDP. Andorra is a mountainous country, and therefore it is particularly sensitive to climate change.

The climate of Andorra is a humid mountain climate of mid-latitudes, but with a Mediterranean influence in the southern sector, where the characteristics are of continental Mediterranean climate. Some effects of climate change are already being perceived in the country’s mountains with an increase of about 0.17°C per decade in temperature and a decrease in annual rainfall of about 49 mm per decade. These variations are likely to result in impacts on water resources and snow cover, essential for sports related tourism, which is one of the pillars of the country’s economy (First National Communications, 2016).

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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