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Federated States of Micronesia

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 Federated States of Micronesia.

Country Context

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a widely dispersed archipelago located in the North Pacific Ocean. FSM is formed of four states (Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei, and Kosrae) and comprised of 607 islands, of which 74 are inhabited. As of July 2017, FSM’s estimated population is 104,196, with a GDP of $329 million and a GDP per capita of $3,400. The majority of the country’s population live in the coastal regions of the high islands, with more than half the population living in rural areas. As of 2013, the economy is predominantly service- based (54.8%), with 26.3% made up of agriculture and 18.9% industry. The government employs two-thirds of the working population, with 58% of the government’s funding from US grants and aid in the form of the Compact of Free Association agreement. This Compact is set to end in 2023, and raises challenges for FSM’s economic future.

FSM adopted a Nationwide Climate Change Policy in 2009 which outlined the importance of integrating climate change into all development activities. Climate change poses significant threats for FSM development especially from accelerated sea-level rise, with its immediate coastal areas the most heavily-developed and little scope to move in-land. Like other Pacific Islands, climate change has contributed towards a significant increase in extreme weather events experienced by FSM, with number, intensity and impact of these events forecasted to rise. The ADB (2013) estimates climate change to have considerable economic costs for FSM, adversely affecting crop productivity, fisheries, tourism, coral reefs and human health. FSM has ratified the Paris Climate Agreement and submitted its NDC in 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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