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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.
Conditional emissions reduction target by 2030
CO2 eq/per capita
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Niger submitted its updated NDC in December 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC 
  • Niger enhanced its adaptation and mitigation ambition and updated its NDC based on new estimates in the Agriculture, forestry, and other land use and Energy sectors and new climate projections. 
  • The country committed to conditional mitigation targets for the Agriculture, forestry, and other land use sector of 14.60% by 2025 and 22.75% by 2030 compared to business as usual, and introduced unconditional contributions of 4.50% and 12.57% by 2025 and 2030 respectively for this sector. 
  • Niger also introduced an unconditional pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the Energy sector by 11.20% by 2025 and 10.60% by 2030 relative to business-as-usual, as well as reductions conditional on support of 48% and 45% for the same target years.
  • A gender study was conducted to gender mainstreaming in green jobs in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use and Energy sectors, and define adapted actions included in the NDC. 
  • The country developed a resource mobilization strategy to support the achievement of its NDC targets. 
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC 
  • Agriculture
  • Livestock 
  • Forestry
  • Water, fisheries and wildlife resources
  • People's health


The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Niger:

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November 24, 2023

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Located on the borders between the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger is the landlocked region of Liptako-Gourma.

UNDP-supported initiatives are linking environmental protection, inclusion, economic opportunities and peace in a region ravaged by climate change.
Increasing climate resilience, enhancing social cohesion, and creating income and economic opportunities