Congo sets more ambitious GHG emission reduction target for 2030

4 Aug 2021

Congo has updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), setting an unconditional greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target of 21.5% (excluding forests) and a conditional reduction target up to 32% compared to a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario by 2030. In addition, the country has pledged to reduce its GHG emissions by 2025 below BAU scenario by 17% using its domestic resources (unconditional reduction target) or by 40% with international support (conditional target). Under its BAU scenario, Congo's GHG emissions are expected to rise from 11.4 MtCO2eq in 2020 to 15.3 MtCO2eq in 2030, of which 10.2 MtCO2eq from the energy sector and 468 ktCO2eq from the waste sector. The unconditional reduction target would limit GHG emissions to 12 MtCO2eq in 2030 (of which 9.4 MtCO2eq from the energy sector), while the conditional reduction target could limit them to 7.1 MtCO2eq.

In its first NDC (2016), Congo committed to cut its GHG emissions by 2025 below the BAU scenario by 48% with international support.

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