Climate change impacts for Ukraine
FCDO*-funded Met Office report provides up-to-date analysis of climate trends, projections and impacts for Ukraine
Ahead of the COP26 negotiations, which were hosted by the UK in November 2021, the British Embassy in Ukraine requested the Met Office to conduct a study on climate change impacts in Ukraine.
The 11 month project, from April 2021 to February 2022, aimed to provide the British Embassy Kyiv and wider stakeholders involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation (e.g. Ukraine government ministries) with state-of-the-art knowledge on climate trends, future projections and impacts in Ukraine. Outputs included a main report (finalised and shared in December 2021) and additional summary outputs for wider dissemination; all outputs are available in English and Ukrainian.
The study builds on a short report published by the Met Office in 2010 on the impacts of climate change for Ukraine, which described impacts on the key sectors of water and food security, energy and infrastructure, and the natural and built environment.
The project was led by the International Climate Services Team at the Met Office. The team engaged with stakeholders from the Ukrainian Government including the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, who have responsibility for the development of Ukraine’s Adaptation Strategy as well as the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.
The British Embassy Kyiv used the updated information with the Ukraine Government in their negotiations at COP26 in November 2021, as well as to engage in climate diplomacy more broadly within the Ukraine.
The key findings from the report are summarised in an infographic, which can be downloaded below:
Ukraine climate impacts infographic (Ukrainian)
You can access the full report by clicking on the link below:
View a webinar on the launch of the report below.
* UK Government's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)