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.
Key Climate Impacts
Funding and Key Indicators
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