274,200 sq. km.
GDP - per capita (USD)
CO2 emission estimates – per capita (metric tons)
- Weather station observations since 1902 show that the dry zone has been extending southwards over the last century.
- Extremes in temperatures are occurring with monthly high temperature averages now regularly exceeding the previous maximums of 35°C, particularly in the north.
- Temperatures across Burkina Faso are projected to increase 3-4°C by 2080-2099, in comparison to the 1980-1999 time period. This represents substantially higher temperature increases than the global average. Projected temperatures will increase in the north at a relatively higher rate than in the south and more in the wet season than in the dry season.
- According to the Intergovernmental Panel’s Fourth Assessment report published in 2007, the number of extremely dry and wet years will increase during the present century, and semi-arid areas will become more arid.