Sierra Leone

Africa
Previous Seychelles
0.02%
Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#157
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2019), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
#182
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
25%
Conditional emissions reduction target by 2050
(compared to business as usual)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Sierra Leone submitted its updated NDC in July 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • In its updated NDC, Sierra Leone defined a progressive path forward for cutting greenhouse gases emissions from 2005 levels: 5% by 2025, 10% by 2030, and 25% by 2050. 
  • Unlike the initial NDC which had only conditional commitments, the updated NDC set unconditional mitigation contributions, also providing more detail on each sector's trends, strategies and goals, with quantifiable targets. 
  • Sierra Leone also expanded their adaptation targets and have sought alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.  
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC 
  • Agriculture
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Coastal zones
  • Forestry
  • Tourism
  • Mining
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Disaster Risk Management
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Sierra Leone:

Last Updated

April 1, 2022

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