Belarus submitted its revised NDC in October 2021.
The revision of the NDC was supported by the European Union (EU) through the EU4Climate initiative. Funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP, EU4Climate supports six countries in the Eastern Partnership implement the Paris Agreement and improve climate policies and legislation. In Belarus, EU4Climate is now providing support with preparing the NDC Finance Strategy and Investment Plan.
Key highlights from the NDC
- Belarus set a new conditional target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
- It also changed its unconditional greenhouse gas emission reduction target from 28% (exclusive of land use, land-use change, and forestry) to 35% (inclusive of land use, land-use change, and forestry) by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
- The revised NDC does not include an adaptation component, but it mentions that strategic documents, including the National Action Plan for Climate Adaptation planned for 2022, are being developed.