Aligning Chad’s Nationally Determined Contribution and National Action Plan to Advance Climate Action – NDCPARTNERSHIP

Chad is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change. Because its economy is based mainly on the primary sector, Chad’s reliance on natural resources makes it particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events. Take for example the case of Lake Chad, where the water volume has decreased by 90% since the 1960s due to climate change and over-exploitation. Chad’s vulnerability to climate change is further exacerbated by the country’s relatively low level of preparedness when it comes to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

 

Establishing the NDC and NAP in Chad

 

In response, Chad submitted its revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and first National Adaptation Plan (NAP)[1] to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in October of 2021. It was not by coincidence that these two key documents for sustainable development were submitted at the same time. The updated NDC, as well as its adaptation actions, was developed in close collaboration with the first NAP.

 

The NDC serves as both a framework and benchmark for the implementation of the country's climate commitments and plans for greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reductions in line with the Paris Agreement. With international assistance, Chad's revised NDC commits to a 19.3% reduction in its GHG emissions by 2030, compared to the business-as-usual scenario. In addition, given the country's increasing vulnerability, adaptation to climate change is an important part of Chad’s planning. To achieve its objectives, the country is relying on the co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation actions, planning a conditional budget of USD6.7 billion for mitigation and USD5.002 billion for adaptation measures, respectively. More detailed studies of cost estimates for adaptation needs will be developed by the NAP-Global Environmental Facility.

 

The first NAP is based on existing studies and information gathered through national and regional consultations. It is aligned with national priorities and is intended to respond to the effects of climate change in the short-, medium- and long- terms by making adaptation an integral part of the country's planning, decision making and budgeting. Additionally, the government will consult key stakeholders, including vulnerable groups, to analyse and respond to current and future climate risks. Established in 2010 by the UNFCCC, the NAP process enables countries to identify and prioritize medium- and long-term adaptation options and implementation strategies, adopting a systematic approach to planning adaptation at the national level.

 

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