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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, in an independence scenario, by 2040
(compared to business as usual)
As per the State of Palestine’s First Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) “Updated Submission” from October 2021.
NDC Status

The State of Palestine submitted its revised NDC in October 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • The State of Palestine has increased its conditional greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets to 26.6% in an independence scenario and 17.5% in a status-quo scenario by 2040, compared to business as usual.1
  • The revised NDC also includes conditional mitigation targets to generate 20-33% of electricity from renewable sources by 2040, improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2030, and increase total forest area by 2% each year until 2040.
  • The revised NDC also includes plans to apply gender-responsive climate-smart agriculture approaches in 50% of farms by 2040.
  • The State of Palestine intends to further develop NDC implementation action plans for priority sectors and cross-cutting priority activities that support all sectors, while exploring financing options, including private sector engagement and carbon markets.

1 As per the State of Palestine’s First Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) “Updated Submission” from October 2021.

Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Water
  • Coastal zones
  • Waste management
  • Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Tourism
  • Infrastructure
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Palestine (State of):

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November 17, 2022

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