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Share of global GHG emissions
Extracted from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (2020), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2021), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2021), developed by UNDP.
NDC Status

Timor-Leste submitted its first updated NDC in November 2022.

Key highlights from the NDC

  • Timor-Leste’s updated NDC confirms the direction and priorities set out under its INDC while providing additional details and further specifying the different commitments and initiatives.
  • The updated NDC recasts mainly four commitment areas: 1. climate risk governance; 2. nature-positive growth and transition; 3. low carbon development; and 4. climate change adaptation and resilience building.
  • For mitigation, it maintains the original stance, refraining from setting a quantified emissions reduction target.
  • It also mentions that a new reference level of baseline emissions will be established once the GHG inventory is formally established.
  • The updated NDC includes the National Adaptation Plan, which provides the strategic framework for national adaptation priorities and implementation arrangements.
  • It also commits to accelerating existing and new land tenure reform efforts over the 2021-2025 period in order to improve the enabling environment for nature-based solutions.
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Timor-Leste:

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November 27, 2023

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