The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is considered a “biodiversity superpower,” with one of the greatest endowments of natural capital in the world with a total of 46.5 percent of forested land area. It's home to 650 million people, highly diverse, with wealth and prosperity coexisting alongside vulnerability and extreme poverty.
Of the 33 countries in LAC, 16 are Small Island and Developing States (SIDS), one is a Least Developed Country, and four are high-emitters.
This Snapshot explores regional NDC submission, ambition and quality status while assessing progress on key systems and architecture for NDC implementation. It also looks at areas of past and future Climate Promise support, showcasing regional champions and providing insight on emerging trends and opportunities.
The 2022 State of Global Ambition Regional Snapshots provide regional analysis of Climate Promise supported countries NDC status and implementation readiness. They build upon, and update information, from UNDP's Global NDC Outlook Report 2021: The State of Global Ambition.