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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 Risk 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 2030
(compared to business as usual)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Namibia submitted its updated NDC in July 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC 
  • Namibia’s updated NDC paves the way for more resilient, green growth, with a bold 2030 goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 91% against business-as-usual, including 14% with unconditional contributions, together with plans to scale-up renewable energy and an elaborated adaptation component.
  • The mitigation target is more ambitious than the initial one in terms of the volume of avoided greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. 
  • The updated NDC reflects comprehensive stakeholder-driven dialogue and enhanced data, as well as alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals. 
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC 
  • Water
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Coastal zones
  • Health
  • Tourism
  • Disaster Risk Management 
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Namibia:

Last Updated

November 24, 2023

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A progress report on the Japan-funded project being implemented in 23 countries and territories under the Climate Promise initiative.