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Regional climate modelling outputs for Saudi Arabia: Key findings
Lead Author: ESCWA


This report provides a summary of mid and end-century climate change projections for Saudi Arabia. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR) both conclude that parts of Saudi Arabia will experience increased climate risks over the coming decades. These risks include temperature increases, precipitation variability and extremes (droughts and floods), and an increase in strong wind days that could contribute to sand and dust storms.


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The central aim of this Regional Knowledge Hub is to provide access to information that can facilitate cooperation, coordination, dialogue and exchange among Arab States, organizations and stakeholder and to support awareness raising as well as regional networking and exchange on issues related to climate change and water resources in the region. Access to RICCAR assessment findings and associated datasets is being made available on this Regional Knowledge Hub, which is comprised of two open-access components: a website and a data portal. This online platform complements, and builds upon, the findings and processes already presented in the main report and its technical annex, as well as the series of publications that elaborate further on the work being pursued collectively under RICCAR.