Country

Slovakia

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 Slovakia.

Country Context

The Slovak Republic is a landlocked country located in Central Europe that shares borders with Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine. The Slovak Republic has a total area of 49,034 km2. It is a naturally diverse country with the west and the north are covered by the Western Carpathian Mountains and large lowlands cover the south. Agricultural soil covers 49.5%, forest soil 41%, water 1.9% and 4.9% is covered by built-up areas. As of 2016, population was 5,435,343. In 2016, the Slovak economy grew by 3.3% reaching a GDP of US 51 billion. This growth was mainly driven by household consumption and net exports of automobile and electronics. The Slovak Republic is located in the mild zone with precipitations equally distributed over the whole year. The Atlantic Ocean impacts the west part of the Slovak Republic and the continental influence is typical for the east part. The Mediterranean climate influences mainly the south of the central part of the Slovak Republic by higher precipitation totals in autumn. During the period 1881-2017, a significant increase of annual air temperature by 2.0°C and insignificant trend of annual precipitation totals by about 1% on average were recorded in the Slovak Republic. Slovakia submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) as an EU Member State in 2015 and its 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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