Diana Harutyunyan: Climate Change Makes Armenian GDP More Vulernable

Diana Harutyunyan: Climate Change Makes Armenian GDP More Vulernable

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The climate change is making the GDP more vulnerable, as UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator Diana Harutyunyan said at the workshop dedicated to the exchange of results of Phase 1 of “The Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme”.

“The temperature is rising and the precipitation is decreasing. It’s already apparent we are going to experience problems related with lack of water and increase in demand for irrigation water. If we have agriculture, which ensures 20% of our GDP, and it ensures 30% of GDP together with processing branches, it means that our GDP has become vulnerable in terms of climate change. We should be able to diversify our economy by adding the share of other branches in the GDP,” Diana Harutyunyan said.

According to Diana Harutyunyan, agricultural introduction system should be introduced and those agriculture branches should be supported, which are less dependent on weather conditions, such as greenhouses, drop irrigation etc.

15:54 June 13, 2016


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