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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.
NDC Status 

Gabon submitted its updated NDC in July 2022.

Key highlights from the NDC 
  • Through its second NDC, Gabon unconditionally commits to remaining a carbon-neutral country up to and beyond 2050. With international support, the country pledges to continue to act as a "net carbon sink" by maintaining its net carbon absorption of at least 100 million tCO2eq per year beyond 2050. 
  • The adaptation component has been enhanced, expanding its sectoral coverage and elaborating new measures and actions. 
  • The country’s NDC was updated through an inclusive process engaging key stakeholders from government institutions, civil society and the private sector. 
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC 
  • Agriculture
  • Cities and Urban
  • Coastal areas
  • Disaster risk management
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Forests
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Gabon:

Last Updated

November 21, 2023

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