Ranking the Climate Pledges

The 184 climate pledges were ranked based on their emission reduction commitments

Click on the map to see how each of the countries ranked. See the details of the emission reduction commitments in each of the climate pledges.

  • Sufficient
  • Partially Sufficient
  • Partially Insufficient
  • Insufficient
  • No pledges

Climate pledges above or equal to 40% emission reductions

Climate pledges between 20-40% emission reductions

Climate pledges below 20% emission reductions and/or up to 50% conditional

Climate pledges with no emission reduction target, more than 50% conditional, with intensity target and/or with Business as Usual (BAU) target

Emission reduction commitments in the 184 climate pledges
WP Data Tables

Sources used to develop the ranking are:

NDC Registry, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat.
Biennial Update Reports and National Communications to the UNFCCC.

Additional columns are included with the categorization of countries used by:
• The Climate Change Convention, indicating Industrialized and Developing. Among the developing countries, 47 Least Developing Countries (LDCs) are also indicated.
• The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) country classification by income into high income countries (HIC), upper middle-income countries (UMC), lower middle-income countries (LMC) and low income countries (LIC). This categorization is based on the World Bank’s classification of countries by income, and was updated using the 2020 ranking, where 23 countries changed categories.

[1]. Republic of Korea NDC (2016) and BUR (2017) 
[2]. Andorra NDC (2017) and BUR (2019) 
[3]. Argentina NDC (2016) and BUR (2017)
[4]. Bahamas NDC indicates a 30% GHG emission reduction below BAU target (on page 4) and a 30% GHG emission reduction below 2010 level (on page 11)
[5]. Colombia NDC (2018) and BUR (2018)
[6]. Djibouti NDC (2016)
[7]. Georgia NDC (2017) and BUR (2019). Georgia’s GHG emissions have been reduced by 60% below 1990 level in 2015
[8]. Indonesia NDC (2016) and BUR (2018)
[9]. Mali GHG emission reductions by sector: 29% agriculture, 31% energy and 21% forest. The percentage of conditionality is expressed in US dollars, not GHG emission reductions.
[10]. Mexico NDC (2016) and BUR (2018). Mexico also pledged to unconditionally reduce 51% of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (black carbon)
[11]. North Macedonia has already reduced CO2 emissions by 10% below 1990 level in 2014: NDC (2015) and BUR (2018)
[12]. Paraguay NDC (2016)
[13]. Peru NDC (2015) and NC (2015)
[14]. St. Vincent and the Grenadines NDC (2016) and NC (2016)
[15]. Thailand NDC (2016) and BUR (2017)
[16]. Uruguay: 24% reduction in CO2 emission intensity per GDP unit, 57% reduction in methane (CH4) emission intensity per GDP unit, and 48% reduction in nitrous oxide (N2O) emission intensity per GDP unit

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