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Ukraine - Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture and Forestry (English)

Ukraine has made impressive progress on key reforms and restored macro-financial stability, but weak growth and poverty remain a concern. Despite these economic challenges, Ukraine recognizes climate change as the most consequential factor this century, affecting the economy and future generations. This study is the first detailed assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on Ukraine, with a focus on agriculture, a key driver of the economy and jobs. The analysis provides an insight into the spatial dimension of climate change, how these changes would be experienced in different oblasts in the country. This report is supported by four background technical reports on climate projections, impact on agriculture, impact on forests and distributional analysis. In addition, climate datasets of over two terabytes generated for this assessment are housed at the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, Kyiv. The results of this study are expected to inform Ukraine’s national adaptation strategy, which is now being finalized. This study also paves the way for the development of sub-national and sectoral adaptation strategies with the spatially disaggregated information that has been generated for all oblasts.

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Pillai,Madhavi M. Golub,Elena Strukova Lokshin,Michael M. Rakovych,Oksana Ha,Thanh Phuong

Ukraine - Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture and Forestry (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/893671643276478711/Ukraine-Building-Climate-Resilience-in-Agriculture-and-Forestry