Country

Yemen

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 Yemen.

Country Context

Yemen is a Middle Eastern country located at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen’s economy has previously been dominated by the oil sector, but declining oil revenues and resource depletion have rendered it necessary for the government to scale up its efforts to spur non-oil growth and create jobs in sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, natural gas, urban manufacturing, services, and the financial sector. The country has a predominantly rural and rapidly growing population, with a 38% poverty rate.  Yemen is a food-insecure nation that is highly dependent on staple food imports. Water resources are scarce and rapid groundwater depletion as well as inadequate infrastructure, pose challenges to sustainable development in the country, along with the expected impacts of climate change. A range of other socioeconomic and institutional factors hamper Yemen’s ability to respond to current and projected changes in climate. 

Before the current political and security environment in Yemen, the Environment Protection Agency was responsible for climate change related policies. The country does not have a comprehensive climate change policy but it has submitted the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and prepared sectoral strategies such as the National Strategy for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and the National Water Sector Strategy and Investment Program. Yemen has not yet ratified the Paris Agreement, but the country's Intended 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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