Uruguay

Latin America & the Caribbean
0.07%
Share of global GHG emissions
Extracted from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#58
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.
#55
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
29%
CO2 intensity emissions reduction target by 2025
(CO2 emissions per GDP unit, compared to 1990 levels)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Uruguay submitted its first NDC in November 2017 and is planning an update for November 2022.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Uruguay communicated that its NDC submitted in November 2017 is to be considered as its enhanced NDC.
  • This document advanced and expanded mitigation commitments from 2030 to 2025, establishing more than 80 adaptation and mitigation measures with specific goals already for 2020 and 2025.
  • The country also established a comprehensive open Measurement, Reporting and Verification system, supported by UNDP and key partners, to track and monitor the progress of these targets.
  • The government commits to further raise its ambition in an updated NDC due in 2022.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem
  • Cities, infrastructure and land-use planning
  • Climate services
  • Coastal zone
  • Disaster risk management
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Settlement
  • Social policies
  • Tourism 
  • Water
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Uruguay:

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April 5, 2022

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