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Cote d'Ivoire

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 Cote d'Ivoire.

Country Context

Côte d’Ivoire is located in West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea. Forest covers the southern portion of the country while savannah dominates in the north, and the country boasts 4 large rivers. High rainfall in the south supports an abundance of agriculture, namely cocoa, cashews, and coffee. Côte d’Ivoire’s economy is recovering after an extended period of economic stagnation and the post-election conflict that ensued during 2010-2011. Two-thirds of the actively working population is employed by agriculture, which makes up 27% of gross domestic product. Continued growth in its macroeconomic performance will help the country improve the living standards of Ivoirians, where around 42.7% of the population lives at the national poverty line. A heavy economic reliance on agriculture, in addition to continued  environmental degradation and deforestation all contribute to the country’s vulnerability to climate change.  

Ministry of Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable Development (MINESUDD) of Cote d‘Ivoire is the key coordinating body for formulating and updating climate and environmental policies for sustainable  development. Côte d’Ivoire ratified the Paris Agreement on October 25, 2016 and the associated Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here (in French). 

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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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