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Liechtenstein

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 Liechtenstein.

Country Context

The Principality of Liechtenstein is located between 47°02' and 47°16' N and 9°28' to 9°38' E. It is situated in the heart of Europe, between Austria and Switzerland, and covers an area of 160 km2. A high mountain range (the Alps) in the east constitutes the natural border to Austria and the River Rhine marks the border to Switzerland. At the end of 2015, Liechtenstein had a population of 37,622, a third (34.0%) of whom were foreign citizens (especially Swiss, Austrians, Germans and Italians). Liechtenstein’s GDP (PPP) is estimated at $4.8 billion and GDP per capita (PPP) at $139,100. According to economic sector, goods production generated 41% of gross value added in 2014, general services 27%, financial services 25%, and agriculture and households 7%. Liechtenstein has a continental climate, i.e., the weather varies considerably over the course of the year. Liechtenstein submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution in 2015 and its Seventh National Communication in 2017. In 2018, Liechtenstein developed its National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy which identifies the relevant impacts related to climate change and defines measures to limit or avoid negative impacts.

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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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