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 Bolivia.


Overall risks from climate-related impacts are evaluated based on the interaction of climate-related hazards (including hazardous events and trends) with the vulnerability of communities (susceptibility to harm and lack of capacity to adapt), and exposure of human and natural systems. Changes in both the climate system and socioeconomic processes -including adaptation and mitigation actions- are drivers of hazards, exposure, and vulnerability (IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, 2014).

This section provides a summary of key natural hazards and their associated socioeconomic impacts in a given country. And it allows quick evaluation of most vulnerable areas through the spatial comparison of natural hazard data with development data, thereby identifying exposed livelihoods and natural systems. 

Natural Hazard Statistics

The charts provide overview of the most frequent natural disaster in a given country and understand the impacts of those disasters on human populations.

Natural Hazard / Development Nexus

This tool allows the overlay of different natural hazard maps with social economic datasets by sliding the bar horizontally, which provides a broad sense of vulnerable areas.


Key Vulnerabilities

  • Bolivia’s varied topographical structure, climatic conditions and social vulnerability make the country more susceptible to natural disasters.
  • Significant concentrations of Bolivia’s population are in fragile mountain ecosystems and expanding arid zones.
  • Bolivia is considered to have an abundance of water resources, but water scarcity is a growing problem in parts of the highlands and valleys.
  • Temperature increases and climate variability are also causing several health-related issues in Bolivia, with diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever.

More information on natural hazards can be found at ThinkHazard.