Share of global GHG emissionsExtracted from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (2020), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Climate Vulnerability Index rankingA 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 rankingA lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2021), developed by UNDP.
Emissions reduction target by 2030
(compared to 2007 levels)The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
Samoa submitted its second NDC in July 2021.
Key highlights from the NDC
- Samoa's second NDC replaced the sectoral targets in its initial NDC with an absolute economy-wide reduction target of reducing total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26% in 2030 compared to the 2007 level.
- The updated NDC elaborated its adaptation plan and objectives with measures and actions, including quantitative targets in the marine and the agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU) sectors, and acknowledges that these adaptation actions also contribute to mitigation. The small island developing state aims to expand mangrove forests by 5%, expand agroforestry an additional 5% and increase the total forest cover by 2%.
- Samoa has also set a goal to generate 100% of its electricity from Renewable Energy by 2025.
- Both mitigation and adaptation targets are conditional on external financial support.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
- Agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU)
- Coastal zone
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