South Sudan

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0.14%
Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#185
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
109.87 MT
Conditional emissions reduction target by 2030
(CO2e). South Sudan also commits to sequester 45.06 million tCO2e
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

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
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Land use, Land-use change and forestry
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Disaster Risk Management 

 

Last Updated

February 28, 2022

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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.

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South Sudan, through this second NDC, reiterates its commitment to the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to well below 2…