Share of global GHG emissionsBased on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Climate Vulnerability Index rankingA higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2019), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
Human Development Index rankingA lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), 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.
Cabo Verde submitted its revised NDC in April 2021.
Key highlights from the NDC
- Under its revised NDC, Cabo Verde comprehensively increased the scope and ambition of its mitigation goals while also enhancing their focus on adaptation, climate justice and gender equality, transparency, and good governance.
- The small island state has committed to an emissions reduction target of 18% below business-as-usual by 2030, or 24% with international support.
- The country aims to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
- Coastal zones
- Disaster Risk Management
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Cabo Verde:
April 1, 2022
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