Burkina Faso

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Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2020), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2021), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2021), developed by UNDP.
Conditional emissions reduction target by 2030
(compared to business as usual)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status 

Burkina Faso submitted its revised NDC in October 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC 
  • Ahead of COP26, Burkina Faso released a more ambitious and measurable NDC, setting for the first time a quantifiable emissions reduction target of 29.42% by 2030. Adaptation actions could also lead to a reduction of 30.76%. 
  • Designed with participation of youth and women, the NDC highlights the co-benefits of climate action with links to adaptation.
  • Monitoring and evaluation are a focus as the country moves forward with its National Adaptation Plan for the medium- and long-term view. 
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC 
  • Agriculture
  • Settlements and infrastructure
  • Transport
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Burkina Faso:

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November 21, 2023

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