Mauritania aims for carbon neutrality by 2030 with US$34bn in aid

14 Oct 2021

Mauritania has updated its first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), raising its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target from 22% to 92% of the business-as-usual (BAU) scenario by 2030. The reduction target is divided into an unconditional reduction target of 11% and a conditional target of 81%. The estimated cost of mitigation actions to reach the 92% target is estimated at US$34.3bn, of which Mauritania would contribute by US$635m (1.9%). 

Under its BAU scenario, Mauritania estimates GHG emissions at around 17 MtCO2eq by 2030, which is 70% more than in 2018 (reference year). The 92% cut would limit GHG emissions by nearly 16 MtCO2eq to 1 MtCO2eq. In its first NDC, the country had set a GHG emissions reduction target of 22% in 2030, compared to a BAU scenario, including 15% unconditional. 

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