General policies documents
Documents related to climate change strategies are written by the Cyprus Government but also by the Greeks.
There is also in Nicosia the Cyprus Institute, an international research institution, which works in association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) and many others.
The main documents are in greek.
Managing the issue of climate change in Cyprus
A brochure describing the main impacts and the models of adaptation of the climate change to Cyprus
National strategy for adaptation to climate change adverse impacts: The case of Cyprus
Sixth National Communication accompanied by the Biennial Report under the UNFCCC
This Communication has been prepared, written and compiled by Ms Nicoletta Kythreotou of the Department of the Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment. Contributions by other authors are acknowledged accordingly in the text.
Cyprus became an Annex I Party on 1/1/2013. Consequently, this National Communication is the first submitted by Cyprus as Annex I Party, and it will be prepared for the first time using Reporting Guidelines for Annex I Parties. Following CP and CMP decisions the rest of Annex I Parties would submit their 6th National Communication.
Following however, the need to maintain consistency of references to the numbering of NCs, we chose to entitle this report as "6th National Communication" to provide consistency of titles among Annex I Parties.
The present National Communication acts as a consolidated National Communication covering the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth National Communications of Cyprus. The report contains several historical developments that the reader can easily connect to the appropriate NC.
This sixth National Communication is accompanied by the 1st Biennial Report that has to be submitted on the 1st January 2013, according to decision 2/CP.17.
Assessment of climate change policies in the context of the European Semester
Ce rapport national conçu avec l’appui de la Direction générale de l’action pour le climat donne un aperçu des tendances des émissions actuelles à Chypre. Il présente également les objectifs ainsi que les développements politiques qui ont eu lieu au cours de la période allant de mai 2012 à
Climate Change in Cyprus: Impacts and Adaptation Policies
This paper provides an overview of facts and projections related to climate change in Cyprus until the end of the 21st century. It highlights the main climate change impacts foreseen and presents recommendations for the preparation of a national adaptation strategy. Coping with climate change is possible, provided that proactive actions are taken by both the public and the private sector. Public authorities need to set clear priorities and implement well designed policies. Most importantly, adequate monitoring mechanisms should be set up in order to provide much needed data which can send early warnings to policy makers and the public and can help avoid large natural and economic damages at a later stage. Enabling private adaptation investments and properly pricing the use of natural resources are key priorities for investing in a climate resilient economy."
ASSESSMENT OF CYPRUS’ VULNERABILITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL ADAPTATION STRATEGY
Projection of climate change in Cyprus with the use of selected regional climate models
"This report examines the potential future climate changes in Cyprus using projections derived by several Regional Climate Models (RCM) simulations. Firstly, the reference values of various climatic parameters in Cyprus during the period 1960-1990 (control period) are presented. Subsequently, the changes between the future period 2021-2050 and the control period 1961-1990 are calculated. The future period 2021-2050 has been chosen specifically for the needs of stakeholders and policy makers to assist their planning in the near future, instead of the end of the twenty-first century as frequently used in other climate impact studies."