A large group of people stand in a field and build a fence using young trees.

Senegal

At a Glance

Senegal's urban coastal zone is home to roughly 67 percent of the population and 90 percent of the country's industrial production. This low lying zone is characterized by high-population suburbs, high water tables, and poor drainage systems, putting the area at risk from flooding and erosion. Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall threaten the agriculture sector, which is already stressed by overexploitation and degraded soil. These stressors also have negative implications for the health of coastal mangrove ecosystems and fisheries. The majority of Senegal's greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture sector, largely driven by enteric fermentation from livestock and savanna burning.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.

Additional Information: Senegal Climate Change Country Profile & Fact Sheet on USAID.gov

Climate Projections

Increased Precipitation Unpredictability/Variability

Sea Level Rise

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impacts

Agriculture

Fisheries

Coastal Zones

Human Health

Water

Funding & Country Climate Context


USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)

Total

$2.5 Million

Adaptation

$2.5 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2023)

18.3 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

3.85%

% Forested Area

42.8%

Average GHG Emissions Growth due to Deforestation

2.86%

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Senegal

Senegal Photo Gallery

Factsheet

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