Nauru submitted it’s Updated NDC on 14-October 2021 to the UNFCCC pursuant to Article 4.2 of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) is intended to cover the time period of 1 January 2021 through 31 December 2030 and replaces the initial NDC submitted by Nauru to the UNFCCC on 17 November 2015.
The overriding priority of the Government of Nauru is to eradicate poverty and to improve the safety, security, and quality of life of its citizens. To this end, Nauru’s climate action has been aligned with national efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and is fully integrated with our National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS). Therefore, this updated NDC has been similarly structured around the following seven national sustainable development priorities:
- Productive Land
- Healthy and Productive People
- Water Security
- Food Security
- Energy Security
- Healthy Environment
- Good Governance
In addition, an eighth area of contributions – Loss & Damage – has been included to address climate change impacts that exceed Nauru’s adaptive capacity.
Nauru intends to pursue a range of sustainable development actions within these policy areas, which are described in this updated NDC, all of which bring significant climate change adaptation and mitigation co-benefits.
You can download Nauru's Updated NDC HERE