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 Change Information
- GHG Emissions Factsheet: Sierra Leone (2017, 2 pages)
- Climate Change Risk Profile: Sierra Leone (2016, 5 pages)
- Climate Change Risk Profile: West Africa (2018, 27 pages)
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: West Africa Region (2019, 24 pages)
- West Africa Regional Environment Program
- West Africa Coastal Climate Change National Adaptation Workshop Debrief
- Mid-term Performance Evaluation of the Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West Africa Regional Development (STEWARD III) Project
- Impact Blog: West African Nations Unite to Build Coastal Resilience to Climate Change
- See USAID IDEA indicator compilation for Sierra Leone: climate, energy, environment and more