A man points at a field of newly planted mangrove seedlings.

Côte d’Ivoire

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.

Climate Projections

Increased/More Frequent Precipitation

Decreased Rainfall in the West, Increased Rainfall in the East

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture & Livestock



Human Health

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context

USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2022)


$7.5 Million


$3.5 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$4 Million

GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2023)

29.3 Million

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Côte d’Ivoire Photo Gallery


Tree and Land Tenure Nexus in Côte d'Ivoire

Stories from the Area

HEARTH is a collaborative public–private partnership approach to sustainable development initiated by USAID that seeks to address biodiversity loss and climate change while supporting the livelihoods of local communities. 
A women cocoa farmer in San Pedro de Urabá, Colombia, holds a cocoa tree full of poods.
Chocolate can be even better when you know where it comes from.
Emile Gatson, cacao farmer
Cocoa certification may not be doing its job. The expansion of the international cocoa industry across the world’s tropical regions has caused significant destruction of tropical forests, releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and destroying habitat.
Close-up image of a hand holding a cocoa pod that has been broken open to reveal the interior.