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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.
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.
Conditional emissions reduction target by 2030
(compared to 2010 levels)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Zambia submitted its updated NDC in July 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Although Zambia’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions remained consistent with their first NDC – pledging, with limited international support, to reduce emissions by 25% by 2030, or by 47% with substantial international support – the updated NDC showed progression by broadening the scope of sectors and elaborating the adaptation component including the preparation of a National Adaptation Plan. 
  • The updated NDC also describes how it aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Education
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Last Updated

November 27, 2023

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