Zimbabwe

Africa
Previous Zambia
0.24%
Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#171
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.
#150
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
40%
Conditional emissions reduction target by 2030
(per capita, compared to business as usual)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Zimbabwe submitted its updated NDC in September 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Zimbabwe enhanced its climate ambition by setting a 40% economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2030, compared to business-as-usual levels, a significant increase from the 33% initial target.
  • The NDC draws on the climate policies and strategies adopted since 2015, including the Low Emission Development Strategy and the National Adaptation Plan to be finalized soon. 
  • In its NDC, Zimbabwe has updated its baseline scenario, expanded the greenhouse gas emissions and sectoral coverage and added new adaptation measures.
  • The NDC also incorporates the latest findings of the assessments on green jobs, just transition, gender analysis and youth delivered with UNDP's support.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Water
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Zimbabwe:

Last Updated

April 1, 2022

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