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Lithuania

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 Lithuania.

Country Context

Lithuania is a Central European country on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania lies between 53°54' and 56°27' N latitude, and between 20°56' and 26°51' E longitude. The size of the territory is 65,302 km2, of which more 52.4% corresponds to agricultural land. The estimated resident population of Lithuania was 2.9 million in 2017. In the period 1990-2015 GDP increased by 38% and GHG emissions were reduced by 58%. Lithuania has reached decoupling emissions from economic growth. In the period 1990-2015 GDP increased by 38% and GHG emissions were reduced by 58%. The Lithuanian climate is formed and affected by the global factors and local geographical circumstances, varying from marine to continental. The climate in Lithuania varies from marine to continental. The average annual climatic standard of weather temperature is 6.9ºC. In 2011-2016 compared to 1981-2010 it increased by 0.7°C, which shows climate warming. Lithuania is already facing increased incidence of extreme weather (heat waves, storms, extreme cold and floods), leading to reduced crop yields, loss of biodiversity, impact of economy and human health. Lithuania submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) as an EU Member State in 2015 and its Lithuania’s Seventh National Communication in 2017.

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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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