Around 50 % of Armenia in Desertification Process

Around 50 % of Armenia in Desertification Process


Estimates show that 48.8% (14519 km2) of Armenia is in desertification process and these areas are located in Lori and Tavush regions. Around 24.3% (7233 km2) of the Armenian territory is in desertification risk zone. Only 22.6% (6742 km2) of the territory is not exposed to desertification process, as “Strategy and National Action Plant To Combat Desertification in the Republic of Armenia” document says, which the executive approved on 27 May. Under the document, this picture was formed taking into consideration annual average precipitation level and potential evaporation.


The “EcoLur” Informational NGO is organizing series of events aimed at public involvement  and awareness raising targeted to the future climate change policy directions and development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of the Republic of Armenia under UN Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC).

The material is prepared by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO under UNDP Climate Change Program, within the framework of ARM-002/2015 Contract. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.

18:56 June 02, 2015


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