Country

Chad

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 Chad.

Country Context

The Republic of Chad is a large, landlocked Central African country that straddles the subtropical, semi-arid belt known as the Sahel. The economy is heavily dependent on oil, accounting for 36% of gross domestic product, agriculture and livestock constituting 21%, trade 13%, and all other sectors accounting for 29%. Critical development challenges for Chad include reducing their dependence on oil revenues, diversifying the economy, and growing other sectors, especially the private sector. As a result of their reliance on oil, the economy is quite vulnerable to oil price shocks. 45% of Chadians are living in poverty and face severe deprivation of a range of basic needs. For example, 93% of the population lives in households that lack adequate sanitation and food insecurity affects 44.2% of the population. Chad also faces severe environmental degradation, exemplified by the drying up of Lake Chad, increased desertification, declining fish stocks, disappearance of certain animal and plant species, and soil degradation.

The Ministry of Environment and Fishery Resources is the focal point for all policies and documents related to energy, environment, mitigation and adaptation in Chad. Chad ratified the Paris Agreement on January 12, 2017 and the associated Intended Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here

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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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