Country

Belarus

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 Belarus.

Country Context

Belarus is an upper middle income country with a population of 9.5 million, similar in size to many Central and Eastern European countries, with a fast declining and aging population. Its economy heavily depends on energy imports. About 95 percent of power and 80 percent of heat is produced from imported Russian natural gas. In recent years, Belarus has made significant efforts to reduce energy intensity and improve efficiency. The country is quite rich in water resources, and those available are sufficient to meet both current and future demands. In additional, it is one of the most forested countries of the region, with forests accounting for nearly 40 percent of the country’s territory and 2 percent of GDP.

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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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