Image taken from behind two men using binoculars to look up into the trees of a dense rainforest.

Central African Republic

At a Glance

The Central African Regional Mission serves Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Republic of Congo. 
 
The Congo Basin is not only the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, it serves as a significant carbon sink for greenhouse gases and provides the primary source of food, shelter, and livelihoods for over 80 million people in the region. USAID under the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment [CARPE] works with governments and local communities to sustainably manage natural resources and preserve the Congo Basin ecosystem.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.

    Climate Projections

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    Increased Incidence/Risk of Droughts and Floods

    Increased Precipitation Unpredictability/Variability

    Sea Level Rise

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture

    Forests & Biodiversity

    Energy

    Human Health

    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.


    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $6 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $6 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    5.99 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    4.39%

    % Forested Area

    39.60%

    Climate Change Information

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