Zimbabwe Revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)
In 2015, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came together and adopted the Paris Agreement which aims to transform Parties’ developmental trajectories and set the world on a course towards sustainable development. The Paris Agreement recognizes that to significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change, all Parties need to reduce their greenhouse gas emission levels with the aim of holding global average temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels whilst pursuing efforts to limit temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. To achieve the temperature goal, the Paris Agreement requires Parties to communicate their own greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every five years with each submission reflecting increased ambition from the previous one. Zimbabwe submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) in 2015 which became the country’s first NDC in 2017 when the country ratified the Paris Agreement. In line with the Paris Agreement to revise the NDCs every five years, Zimbabwe presents its revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which represents a fair and ambitious 7% increase in emission reduction from 33% in the first NDC to 40% in this revised NDC. Unlike the first NDC which covered only the Energy Sector, this NDC makes progress towards an economy-wide NDC as it includes the Waste, Industrial Processes and Product Use and; the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land-Use Sectors. In addition, the revised NDC presents adaptation action in response to the country’s high vulnerability to climate change impacts.
Publisher: Government of Zimbabwe