The economies of Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (CEECCA) grew at a varying pace in 2000–2019, with an average rate of 6.5 percent per annum (GDP, PPP). This economic progress was accompanied by some positive changes in environmental performance, but not in all areas and not in all countries in the region.
The global climate change is one of the most dangerous threats to human society in the 21st Century. The dramatic losses have already been observed, and the risks are rising over time. CEECCA region experiences many negative impacts of global warming, which is faster and stronger than the world average. Numerous adaptation and resilience measures are required to protect people, but regional governments often underestimate and ignore the social implications of climate policies.This paper explores what are the priority challenges for CEECCA countries and how to address them effectively.
The process of climate change is observed throughout the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (CEECCA); its impacts are significant. National and international projections show annual mean temperatures will rise there through the year 2050 and beyond. CEECCA will also experience changes in precipitation (less or more depending on the area, season and time horizon), more frequent and greater weather extremes and associated impacts on human health, physical infrastructure, water supply, food security and the natural environment. National governments generally acknowledge these problems and wish to act, but in their decisions most of them miss… people. This paper presents some findings analysis of climate change impacts on society and social groups in CEECA region, experience of countries in building climate change resilient socio-economic systems, and opportunities for attraction of international climate finance.