Belize

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0.01%
Share of global GHG emissions
Extracted from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#114
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2019), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
#110
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
5.6 Mt
CO2e emissions reduction target by 2030
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Belize submitted its revised NDC in September 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Belize shifted from an action only commitments in the first NDC to a quantifiable reduction target of avoiding cumulative emissions across all sectors of 5,647 Kt CO2e between 2021 and 2030. The country commits to developing a long-term strategy aligned with achieving net-zero global emissions by 2050.
  • It has strengthened its target in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector, with a 63% increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) removals, and in renewable energy, increasing the projects connected to the grid.
  • In addition, it extended the adaptation coverage to the Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) and health policy sectors.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Coastal zone
  • Agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Health
  • Tourism
  • Forestry and biodiversity
  • LULUCF
  • Settlements and infrastructure
  • Water
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February 17, 2022

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