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Sao Tome and Principe

At a Glance

The West Africa Mission serves Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sᾶo Tome and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
 
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.

Climate Projections

Increased/More Frequent Precipitation

Decreased Rainfall in the West, Increased Rainfall in the East

Sea Level Rise

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Ecosystems

Energy

Human Health
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Urban Areas

Water

Funding and Key Indicators

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.


USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$3 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$3 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2020)

211,122

GHG Emissions Growth

6.25%

% Forested Area

55.80

Climate Change Information

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