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Myanmar (Burma)

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 Myanmar (Burma).

Country Context

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar) is situated on the western end of Southeast Asia. Myanmar is currently in a democratic transition and is one of the fastest growing economies in East Asia. Among ASEAN countries, Myanmar has the lowest life expectancy and the second-highest rate of infant and child mortality. Access to basic infrastructure and services remain a challenge in both rural and urban areas. Myanmar is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries exposed to multiple hazards, including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, and droughts, ranking 2nd out of 187 countries in the 2016 Global Climate Risk Index and 9th out of 191 countries in the INFORM Index for Risk Management.

In 2013, the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance was established as a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, United Nations Environment Programme, and United Nations-Habitat, to strengthen capacity in developing the National Climate Change Strategy and Sector Action Plans in Myanmar. The Government has made the environment one of its seven “strategic pillars” of its National Comprehensive Development Plan (2011-30). Myanmar ratified the Paris Agreement on September 19, 2017 and its Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here.

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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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