Dominican Republic

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Share of global GHG emissions
Extracted from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (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.
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

The Dominican Republic submitted its revised NDC in December 2020.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • In its updated NDC, the Dominican Republic commits to a 27% greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, with 20% conditional and 7% unconditional, by 2030 compared to business as usual. This represents an increase in ambition compared to a 25% reduction target (conditional only) in the first NDC.
  • The revised NDC also represents an enhancement in terms of mitigation targets. It presents much more extensive and higher quality information and includes specific objectives for adaptation and its mitigation co-benefits.
  • The update presents an analysis of the linkages between the NDC and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Coastal zone
  • Disaster risk management
  • Ecosystem and biodiversity
  • Education
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • Tourism
  • Water
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Dominican Republic:

Last Updated

November 21, 2023

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