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Tunisia

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 Tunisia.

Country Context

Tunisia is located in North Africa, at the south of the Mediterranean Sea and at the junction of the oriental and occidental Mediterranean basins. While the total area of the country is of almost 164,000 km2, the agricultural areas account only for 50% of it. The total population of Tunisia is estimated at 11 million (2014), of which  63% lives in urban settlements. The country is localized between longitudes 7° and 12° East and latitudes 32° and 38° North. The relatively high latitude of Tunisia and its geographical stretch from South to North conferred to the country the following climatic zones: humid to sub-humid in the extreme north; sub-humid to semi-arid in the northwest and the Cap Bon region; semi-arid to arid in central Tunisia; and desert in the south.

Tunisia is considered to be one of the countries most exposed to climate change in the Mediterranean (Tunisia’s Nationally Determined Contribution). The main risks which it is likely to confront are temperature increases, reduced precipitation, rising sea levels and escalating extreme weather phenomena (floods and droughts). These risks are likely to result in major environmental and socio-economic vulnerability that will particularly affect water resources, agriculture, natural and artificial ecosystems, the coastline, health and tourism.

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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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