Cote d'Ivoire

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Country Summary

This page presents high-level information for Cote d'Ivoire's climate zones and its seasonal cycle for mean temperature and precipitation for the latest climatology, 1991-2020. Climate zone classifications are derived from the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, which divides climates into five main climate groups divided based on seasonal precipitation and temperature patterns. The five main groups are A (tropical), B (dry), C (temperate), D (continental), and E (polar). All climates except for those in the E group are assigned a seasonal precipitation sub-group (second letter).  Climate classifications are identified by hovering your mouse over the legend. A narrative overview of Cote d'Ivoire's country context and climate is provided following the visualizations.

Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification, 1991-2020
  • Af
  • Am
  • As/Aw
  • BWh
  • BWk
  • BSh
  • BSk
  • Csa
  • Csb
  • Csc
  • Cwa
  • Cwb
  • Cwc
  • Cfa
  • Cfb
  • Cfc
  • Dsa
  • Dsb
  • Dsc
  • Dsd
  • Dwa
  • Dwb
  • Dwc
  • Dwd
  • Dfa
  • Dfb
  • Dfc
  • Dfd
  • ET
  • EF

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).