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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).

Adaptation

Myanmar’s coastal area covers more than 50% of the entire eastern side of the Bay of Bengal, and the Andaman Sea and is inherently exposed to severe natural weather events and extremely vulnerable to external climate change impacts, particularly, cyclones. Recognizing these issues, the Myanmar National Adaptation Plan of Action (2012) prioritizes eight thematic areas, including: i) Agriculture; ii) Early Warning Systems; iii) Forest; iv) Public Health; v) Water Resources; vi) Coastal Zone; vii) Energy, and Industry; and viii) Biodiversity. Myanmar requires the support of the international community in improving its planning and monitoring for adaptation efforts and to implement priorities which may be re-prioritized.