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

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    Increased/More Frequent Precipitation

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    Sea Level Rise

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    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impacts

    Agriculture

    Coastal

    Human Health

    Water Resources

    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)

    12.5 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    3.23%

    % Forested Area

    25.80

    Climate Change Information

    Stories from the Area

    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.