ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA 14/06/13
Like other regions, Eastern Europe and Central Asia is vulnerable to climate change and its
potential socioeconomic impacts. While all countries are facing warmer temperatures, a changing
hydrology, and more extreme events (for example, floods and droughts) and are concerned about the
level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, they differ in their financial and institutional capacities to
respond. Therefore, especially for the most vulnerable countries in the region (for example, those in
Central Asia and southern Europe), adapting to climate risk adds a new dimension to the challenges of
development, but also provides an opportunity to revisit priorities and accelerate reforms.