Assessing Climate Risk in Myanmar (Summary for Policymakers and Planners)

This brief does the following: 1) Provides climate risk information, including observed historical climate and future projections of temperature, rainfall, sea level rise and extreme weather events. 2) Highlights how climate change will affect sectors such as biodiversity and ecosystem services, coastal zones, health, agriculture, infrastructure, water resources, and urban areas. 3) Provides on-the-ground examples of how climate risk information is being used by the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance (MCCA) to support local planning in the Ayeyarwady Delta and the Central Dry Zone. 4) Supports a flexible adaptation approach, providing a range of possible future climates in Myanmar, which helps address changes and impacts already underway and guides planning for changes that are likely to worsen in the future for Myanmar’s people, ecosystems, and economy.

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