On 13 June a three-day-long workshop dedicated to the exchange of results of Phase 1 of “The Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme” was launched in Yerevan. The programme is implemented as Phase I in 6 countries: Armenia, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, and Uganda and is aimed to help countries in building resilience through risk-informed development in the face of climate variability, climate change related natural hazards.
During the workshop Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations David Karapetyan presented the climatic conditions in Armenia and said that according to the assessments of Hydromet Service, from 1929 to 2015 the temperature increased by 1.22 Celsius degrees in Armenia, which is higher by 0.33 Celsius degree than the global average changes, while atmospheric precipitation decreased by around 8 %. According to the INDC (INDC), Armenia has committed to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the frames of 633 million tons. First Deputy Nature Protection Minister Simon Papyan listed all the principles, when Armenia can perform the commitments it has undertaken.
15:46 June 13, 2016