Climate Change Adaptation in Senegal Fact Sheet
This adaptation fact sheet provides an overview of sector vulnerabilities and adaptation actions for Senegal. Climate change poses a threat to Senegal’s socio-economic development. In general, climate models suggest that West African countries will likely experience increased temperatures, decreased annual rainfall, increases in the intensity and frequency of heavy rainfall events, and a rise in sea level.
These changes will significantly affect the socio-economic and environmental resources of Senegal. Recognizing this, the Senegalese government, and international and national institutions and organizations, have begun to identify climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and threats as well as to determine adaptation priorities, develop adaptation strategies, and mainstream adaptation into development planning. An implementation gap remains between existing adaptation plans and project realization. Reasons for this gap include financial constraints and limits in available, accessible, and locally derived data on climate change and its impacts on various sectors and communities.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.