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Catastrophic scenarios for climate change in Yemen, and building resilience is the ideal solution

It is likely that a total of $93 billion in GDP will be lost as a result of the climate change scenario in #Yemen through 2060.

تغير المناخ في اليمن يعرض الزراعة ومجالات أخرى للخطر
Climate change in Yemen puts agriculture and other areas at risk

Yemen is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, as seen by the devastation and disruption caused by recent natural disasters such as floods. At the same time, it is one of the world's most water-scarce countries. This is according to a recent United Nations Development Programme research.

Yemen already has complicated and multidimensional development issues, according to the report, and climate change works as an uncertainty multiplier with the potential to severely limit the country's future. On the other hand, if Yemen can implement revolutionary changes, it has the potential to increase resistance to the effects of climate change while simultaneously advancing toward a more sustainable, secure, and affluent future.

Temperatures in Yemen are likely to rise further as a result of climate change, according to the report. Yemen, on the other hand, is anticipated to experience more frequent and severe rainfall and floods.

Climate change is expected to steadily limit economic growth in Yemen, with a disproportionate impact on the poor. It is expected that the prospective climate change scenario will cost the economy $93 billion in GDP until 2060 when GDP will be 10% lower than it would have been under the no-climate-change scenario. By 2060, the extreme poverty rate will be more than 25%, if not higher, with 8.1 million people sliding into poverty as a result of climate change. Climate change in Yemen is anticipated to have a long-term negative influence on the population's health and nutrition.

In the case of building resilience, the study identifies climate change as a baseline, but it also identifies the need for additional interventions in environmental and inclusive development, such as improving agriculture, infrastructure, education, peace and security, and women's empowerment, if a system to support Yemen is to be created.

Building resilience has the potential to improve economic growth. This would result in cumulative gains of around $360 billion over the climate change scenario by 2060, as well as a 27 percent increase in per capita GDP. Even in the face of climate change, the poorest people's lives can improve if resilience is established.


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