Solomon Islands Government has officially endorsed its enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) report.
The Island nation is set to submit its enhanced NDC to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2021 after it ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016 with a strong call to pursue efforts to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5 oC - above pre-industrial levels if it is to withstand the risks and impacts posed by climate change.
In the revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Solomon Islands has increased its emission ambition by targeting a net zero emission by 2050 as compared to 45 % emission reduction by 2050 in its initial NDC. Solomon Islands has also included Adaptation in its revised NDC because mitigation and adaptation are inseparable for a low emitting, highly vulnerable and small island developing country.
Revision of the NDC was funded by the European Union through the Intra-ACP GCCA+ Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES).
Watch this space for more information, and access to the enhanced NDC once published.