Nicaragua: Some Way to Go

On December 24, 2020, Nicaragua submitted its updated NDC. 

Nicaragua ’s 2020 NDC presents enhanced mitigation targets for the sectors of Energy and AFOLU. However, the targets are not presented in terms of emissions reductions. The sector of Industrial Processes has been included in the NDC, which presents adaptation objectives and a focus on Nature-Based Solutions. The document presents a detailed report on the main advances on climate change in the country.

According to the Checklist for the NDCs We Want and taking and into account that Nicaragua is a vulnerable country with a lower-middle economy and represents around 0.02% of global emissions, we consider that the 2020 NDC has Some Way to Go.