Europe & Central Asia
Kosovo (as per UN resolution 1244) is prone to earthquakes, floods, landslides, drought, heavy snowfall, water reservoir dam bursts, and forest fires. Since the end of the conflict in 1999, the country has experienced an unprecedented construction boom and growth of urban areas, which, when unregulated, poses a serious threat by putting the population at a higher risk, particularly with regard to floods. Approximately 43 percent of the country’s territory is covered by forests and bushes. Since 2000 there have been an increasing number of forest fires. The country is located in a seismically active area. Climate change is also increasing the vulnerability of its population to natural hazards.
In 2011, the CADRI Partnership expertise was mobilized to apply the CADRI methodology to support a capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction. The recommendations informed the Government Plan of Action for DRR and Climate Change for Kosovo (2012-2015) as well as the South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme.
Kosovo - National Plan 2012-201515 Jun 2012
Kosovo - Capacity Diagnosis Report15 Apr 2011