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

Guinea

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

Sea Level Rise

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impacts

Agriculture

Coastal

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context


USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$3 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$3 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2023)

13.6 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

3.23%

% Forested Area

25.80

Average GHG Emissions Growth due to Deforestation

6.96%

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Guinea

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Guinea

Guinea Photo Gallery

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Guinea cover
(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Guinea

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Guinea

Stories from the Area

Like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the Ebola virus is a zoonotic pathogen that can be transmitted between animals and humans.
Image of a village nestled among mountains with a brilliant sunset in the background.
The baby chimpanzee nestled in its mother’s arms was a joyful surprise for the Bossou Forest community of southwest Guinea. On November 14, 2020, residents witnessed the first birth of a western chimpanzee in the Bossou Forest in almost a decade.
Baby chimpanzee nestled in hr mother's arms
Imagine living in one of the most biodiverse regions in West Africa, but not being able to reap the benefits of your environment.