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Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2019), 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 (2020), 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
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status 

Ethiopia submitted its updated NDC in July 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • In its updated NDC, Ethiopia commits to a higher emissions reduction target of 68.8% – compared to 64% in the first NDC – 14% of which is to be an unconditional effort. 
  • The NDC of the fastest growing economy in the region also shows an improved methodology for reporting and tracking progress, and clarity on conditional and unconditional financing.
  • It also includes 40 adaptation interventions across the transport, energy (power), industry, water, and urban sectors.  
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC 
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use

  • Water

  • Health

  • Transport

  • Settlement

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January 25, 2023

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