Country

South Sudan

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 South Sudan.

Country Context

The Republic of South Sudan is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. Approximately 80% of the population lives in rural areas and works in agriculture. South Sudan has large oil revenues, with nearly 98% of the country’s budget revenues from oil. South Sudan’s industrial sector and socio-economic infrastructure is still underdeveloped. The country largely depends on imported goods, services and capital from Sudan. Poverty rates are very high and subsistence agriculture remains the main source of income for the vast majority of the population. South Sudan has one of the richest agricultural areas in Africa; located in the White Nile valley, the region is very fertile, with sufficient water supplies. South Sudan faces a number of natural hazard risks, including floods and drought. Climate variability is likely to negatively impact agriculture, while projected increases in rainfall intensity may increase the risk of floods and the spread of waterborne diseases.

The Ministry of Environment is the central agency for climate change related policies and has formulated the Environment Policy Framework and Environmental Bill that will regulate the exploitation of natural resources in the country. Both the policy and the bill are yet to be operationalized. South Sudan has yet to ratify the Paris Agreement as of March 2019, but the country's 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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