Country

Congo (Republic of the)

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 Congo (Republic of the).

Country Context

The Republic of Congo is situated in Central Africa, straddling the equator from latitudes 4°N and 5°S. The Republic of Congo contains a diverse geography: valleys, plateaus, hills, mountains, and a coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Congo boasts abundant natural resources in oil, forests, arable land, an extensive hydrographic network, mineral resources, and a favorable climate for agriculture. The economy is dominated by the oil sector, which comprises about 67.2% of gross domestic product and encompasses over 90% of the country’s exports. Two-thirds of employed Congolese are engaged in the informal sector, with agriculture and forestry as the main livelihoods. Despite economic growth in recent years, unemployment remains high for young people, ages 15-29, and access to and quality of essential services are still subpar, especially in the areas of health, water, sanitation, education, and energy. As most of the population is engaged in agriculture and forestry, climate change poses a large threat to the Republic of Congo.

The Ministry of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development (MEFDD)  is the body in charge of climate change policy, forest management and management of the REDD+ process in the Republic of Congo. The Republic of Congo ratified the Paris Agreement on April 21, 2017 and the associated Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here (in French). 

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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