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Congo DR pledges to cut its GHG emissions by 21% in 2030

5 Jan 2022

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has updated its Nationally Determined Contribution, targeting a 21% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2030 compared to a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario. The reduction target is divided into an unconditional reduction target of 2% and a conditional target of 19%.  The investment needed to implement the NDC mitigation actions is estimated at US$25.6bn. The country previously aimed to reduce its GHG emissions in 2030 by 17% compared to a BAU scenario. 

GHG emissions including LULUCF have increased by a third from 531 MtCO2eq in 2000 to 709 MtCO2eq in 2018. The forest sector is the main GHG emitting sector in the DRC and accounts for three-quarters of the total, followed by the waste sector (23%).

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