Future of the Environment

An 'ecocide' is happening right in front of our eyes in the Caspian Sea

An aerial view of the Caspian Sea near the city of Baku is pictured through the window of Turkish Airlines airplane, ahead of Europa League Final, in Baku Azerbaijan May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RC17A1EEB5C0

By the end of the century, the Caspian Sea is set to be nine to 18 metres lower. Image: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Matteo Lattuada
PhD Candidate, Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics, University of Giessen
Frank Wesselingh
Senior Researcher, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Utrecht University
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Future of the Environment is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Future of the Environment

Have you read?
Depth map of the Caspian Sea: the areas in red and yellow may disappear entirely.
Depth map of the Caspian Sea: the areas in red and yellow may disappear entirely. Image: Allahdadi et al (2004)
The Caspian coastline is already receding.
The Caspian coastline is already receding. Image: Frank Wesselingh / Google Earth, Author provided
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
Future of the EnvironmentClimate ChangeSDG 13: Climate Action
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

How can we mitigate the impact of flash droughts?

Jeff Basara and Jordan Christian

June 1, 2023


About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum