Share of global GHG emissionsBased on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2020), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
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
(CO2e). South Sudan also commits to sequester 45.06 million tCO2eThe highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
South Sudan submitted its second NDC in September 2021.
Key highlights from the NDC
- A post-conflict nation and one of the world’s least developed countries, South Sudan is in pursuit of a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway which also delivers economic development.
- With this vision, South Sudan defined a set of measures and targets, by sector, with potential to reduce 109.87 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, sequestering a further 45 million tons by 2030.
- The revised NDC also lists adaptation measures for 14 priority sectors.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
- Land use, Land-use change and forestry
- Disaster Risk Management
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Relatedly, UNDP supported the design and launch of South Sudan’s first digital integrated Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system.
29 countries in the Africa region submitted more ambitious climate pledges in 2021 with support from Climate Promise.