Share of global GHG emissionsBased on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2019), 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 (2020), 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.
Senegal submitted its first NDC in December 2020.
Key highlights from the NDC
- The country’s first climate pledge is considered an enhanced NDC with its commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions by 5% and 7% (unconditionally) and 23% and 29% (conditional on external support) by 2025 and 2030 respectively.
- The mitigation component of the NDC will be implemented through increased carbon sequestration in the agriculture and forestry sectors, the use of renewable energies, the strengthening of energy efficiency and the improvement of waste management and of industrial processes.
- The adaptation component has been expanded including with more details in terms of risk profiles, policies and plans as well as sectoral priorities.
- Adaptation measures in the NDC aim at increasing the resilience of ecosystems and ensuring the protection of populations against climate risks, with a focus on strengthening climate, ocean and coastal observation and data collection.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
- Coastal Zone
- Agriculture/Land Use
December 1, 2022