Suriname

Latin America & the Caribbean
0.03%
Share of global GHG emissions
Extracted from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#98
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.
#97
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
NDC Status

Suriname submitted its second NDC in December 2019.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Suriname has increased its sectoral coverage for mitigation activities by adding the agriculture and transport sectors, and has incorporated its 2019 National Adaptation Plan for implementing adaptation activities.
  • It has increased and quantified targets related to forests and wetlands under preservation, with a goal of protecting at least 17% of the terrestrial area by 2030.
  • The country has deepened its commitment to renewable energy, with a large strategy for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) and a carbon stock of global significance.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Forestry
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Tourism
  • Water

Last Updated

February 16, 2022

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