Mauritania

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0.03%
Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#140
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2019), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
#157
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
92%
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.
NDC Status 

Mauritania submitted its updated NDC in October 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC 
  • Under its updated NDC, Mauritania raised its climate ambition with a new target to cut greenhouse emissions by 11% in 2030.
  • With more substantial support, the country could ensure carbon neutrality and potentially reach a 92% reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • As well as increased mitigation targets, Mauritania enhanced the adaptation component of its NDC, including the creation of green jobs.
  • The NDC is intended to serve as a framework for consultation and dialogue to design transformative resilience programs that meet the needs of the populations and ecosystems affected climate change. 
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC 
  • Ecosystem and biodiversity
  • Water
  • Settlement
  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Education
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Mauritania:

Last Updated

February 14, 2022

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