Rwanda: The NDC We Want

On May 5, 2020, Rwanda became the first Least Developed Country to submit an updated NDC.

The country has enhanced its ambition by setting conditional and unconditional targets that amount to a 38% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to business-as-usual (BAU) activities in 2030, equivalent to an estimated mitigation of up to 4,6 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). The NDC also presents a robust adaptation component and cost estimates backed up by strong evidence.

Considering its low responsibility and the fact that Rwanda is a low emitter facing social and economic challenges and according to the #TheNDCsWeWant Checklist, we consider Rwanda’s NDC an NDC We Want.