National Determined Contribution (NDC)
Cabinet approved South Africa's revised NDC climate change mitigation range for 2030 for submission to the UNFCCC. South Africa has revised its target range for 2025 to 388 to 510 and for 2030 to350-420 Metric tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (Mt C02-eq). Under the Paris Agreement, all parties are required to deposit NDCs every five years. South Africa deposited its first NDC with the UNFCCC in 2015,commiting to keep national GHG emissions within a range from 388 to 614 Mt CO2-eq for 2025 and 2030. The Paris Agreement also seeks to lower the global temperatures to well before two degrees Celsius and pursue efforts to 1.5 degrees Celsius. All parties are expected to update their 2015 targets in 2020 to ensure they are aligned to latest science. The revised target range takes into account the latest reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is aligned with all the stakeholders that contribute towards the country's efforts.
The National Determined Contribution supports the shift to SCP by enabling the country to pursue a low-carbon development trajectory premised on the reduction of GHG emissions, thereby contributing to global target of keeping temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius.