Country

Georgia

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 Georgia.

Country Context

Georgia is located in the South Caucasus Region, with an area of 69,800 km2. Georgia is characterized by sharp vertical zoning, primarily within the Great Caucasus mountains in the north, and Small (or Lesser) Caucasus, in the south. Two-thirds of the country is mountainous and 20% of the country is located at 2,000 m or more above sea level. Georgia is a lower-middle-income country with rich natural resources and is also highly dependent upon tourism, both of which are highly vulnerable to climate variability and change (USAID). Georgia has a population of just over 3.7 million people (2017), with an annual population growth rate of -0.1% (2017) and has experienced negative population growth since 2000. Georgia has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $15.1 billion (2017), and experienced 5% annual growth rate in 2017. 46% of the population lives in rural areas.

Georgia submitted its Nationally-Determined Contribution (NDC) in 2015 and has pledged to reduce its Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by 15% below the Business as Usual (BAU) scenario by 2030. Georgia also completed and submitted its Third National Communication (NC3) in 2015. Adaptation priorities have been identified for the country’s agriculture, forestry, water resources, natural hazards and energy sectors. Adaptation and mitigation efforts are also paired with economic planning to support the development of resilience capabilities.

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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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