At a Glance
The West Africa Regional Mission serves Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and The Gambia.
West Africa’s rich forest and coastal resources are increasingly at risk due to recurrent droughts, rising sea levels and deforestation with large consequences for economic development and food security. To address the region’s vulnerability to climate change and climate-related shocks, USAID is working with countries to improve the management of forests and mangroves, with the twin goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by increasing sequestration and increasing the resilience of the region’s coastal communities and upland systems. Clean energy programming will provide assistance to help eliminate the main obstacles to investment in low emissions development.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.
Increased/More Frequent Precipitation
Decreased Rainfall in the West, Increased Rainfall in the East
Sea Level Rise
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding and Key Indicators
Refer to metadata and sources for more details.
USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)
GHG Emissions Growth
% Forested Area