South Sudan

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Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2020), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2021), 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

November 27, 2023

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