Kyrgyzstan's Second National Communication Official Document - 2009
The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.The ultimate goal is the integration of climate change considerations into relevant social, economic and environmental policies and actions.
Kyrgyzstan is unique because of its geography, socioeconomic conditions, and valuable biodiversity and ecosystems. All of these factors demand specific adaptation actions related to natural resource management, including water and agriculture, extreme weather events and human health. Kyrgyzstan's Second National Communication provides a detailed review of the potential impacts of climate change, their consequences and needed adaptation actions in key areas including agriculture and the impact of extreme weather events such as floods, landslides and mudslides.