South Africa submitted its updated NDC in September 2021.
Key highlights from the NDC
- South Africa’s updated mitigation targets represent a significant progression from the first NDC : the country commits to a fixed target for greenhouse gas emissions levels of 398-510 MtCO2e by 2025, and 350-420 MtCO2e by 2030, compared to 398 and 614 Mt CO2e between 2025 and 2030 as communicated in the first NDC.
- The revised NDC includes the country's first adaptation communication with elaborated measures on adaptation.
- In its updated NDC, South Africa has also set the goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050 in its Low-Emission Development Strategy.
- South Africa aims to access significantly higher levels of climate finance during the periods of implementation of the NDC, with a view to achieving a floor of USD 8 billion per year by 2030.
- UNDP's Climate Promise work in South Africa is specifically focused on gender mainstreaming into NDC implementation, with emphasis on creating an enabling policy environment for gender-responsive climate action. UNDP also supports initiatives that empower and capacitate youth on climate issues.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
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