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Cyprus

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 Cyprus.

Country Context

Cyprus is an island country, located in the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It lies between latitudes 34° and 36° N, and longitudes 32° and 35° E and it has a total area of 9,251 km2. Cyprus’ economy has undergone significant structural transformation since its accession to the EU in 2004 and its membership to the Euro Area in 2008. In 2016, real GDP grew by 3%. The tertiary sector (services) is the biggest contributor to GDP, accounting for about for about 86.5% in 2016. The population of Cyprus is estimated at 947.000 (2016), reflecting an increase of 0.7% compared to the previous year. Cyprus has an intense Mediterranean climate with the typical seasonal rhythm strongly marked in respect of temperature, rainfall and weather generally. Hot and dry summers from mid-May to mid October and mild, rainy, rather changeable, winters from November to mid-March. Over the last decade the greatest part of Cyprus has suffered from high temperatures and the largest part of the population residing in the three major cities, suffered high discomfort and serious socioeconomic problems such as increase in energy for cooling, water consumption and forest fire risk.According to the WHO (2010), the 98.8% of Cyprus population is exposed to moderate heatwave hazard (Seventh National Communication, 2018). Cyprus submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to UNFCCC as an EU Member State in 2015.

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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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