Congo (Republic of)

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 2025
(compared to business as usual)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status 

The Republic of Congo submitted its revised NDC in August 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC 
  • The updated NDC introduced an unconditional pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17.09% relative to business-as-usual by 2025, with a reduction of 39.88% conditional on support.
  • The Republic of Congo's higher ambition translates into more sectors being covered, all greenhouse gases now included, and priority adaptation activities identified. 
  • The role of women and youth in climate action is highlighted in the NDC, which also aligns with the country’s aspirations under the Sustainable Development Goals. 
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Water
  • Health
  • Coastal zone
  • Tourism


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November 21, 2023

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29 countries in the Africa region submitted more ambitious climate pledges in 2021 with support from Climate Promise.