Share of global GHG emissionsBased on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 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.
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.
São Tomé and Principe submitted their revised NDC in July 2021.
Key highlights from the NDC
- São Tomé and Principe enhanced ambition on their conditional emission target (without land use, land-use change and forestry), with a total greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 109 ktCO2eq, representing additional reduction of almost double the initial 2015 target.
- The updated NDC goal is to be achieved by almost doubling renewable energy generation, enhancing energy efficiency and by reducing the carbon footprint of transport.
- It equates to a cut of about 27% of domestic greenhouse gas emissions against business as usual by 2030.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
- Coastal zones
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