Country

Central African Republic

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Central African Republic.

Country Context

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country within Central Africa just north of the equator. Poverty is widespread in the country, with 67.2% of the population living below the poverty line. The country has an abundance of natural resources, but they are under exploited due to inadequate infrastructure and political instability. Subsistence agriculture and livestock production dominate the primary sector of the economy and account for 28.5% and 12.5% of the gross domestic product (GDP) respectively. CAR’s economy is vulnerable to external shocks and remains fragile due to consecutive conflicts. The country continually battles food insecurity and malnutrition, especially in the northern region where agricultural productivity is low and where there is poor access to health services and clean water. Climate change will further exacerbate development challenges in CAR, impacting agricultural production and food security significantly.

The Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Sustainable Development, Bangui, Central African Republic sets and modifies the policies necessary to accelerate the growth process for transformation into a sustainable economy. The mitigation and adaptation strategy of government of CAR is in step with the previous policies and the dynamic state of potential climate change impacts and natural hazards. CAR ratified the Paris Agreement on October 11, 2016 and the associated Intended Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here

Country level data at a glance

Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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