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Malawi submitted its revised NDC in 2021. The revised NDC has an emissions reduction target of 51% by 2040 as compared to the business-as-usual scenario. The revised NDC covers energy, industrial processes and product use, waste, and agriculture, forestry and other land use. The adaptation component identifies ten strategic adaptation options relating to institutional framework, knowledge, technology and financing, and resilience for the most vulnerable. The estimated cost of NDC implementation is USD 46.5 billion through 2040 of which USD 42 billion is for mitigation and USD 4.5 billion is for adaptation. Malawi launched its NDC implementation plan in August 2022 as a guiding framework for implementing the climate actions laid out in the NDC.


Timeline of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Document Submissions

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Climate Commitments

Partnership Engagement
  • Membership: member since 2017
  • Country Engagement: Since joining the Partnership, Malawi has requested support related to designing or improving policies, strategies, plans, and legislation; mainstreaming NDCs into national/subnational planning and budgeting; improving the quality and ambition of the NDC; preparation of NDC-related projects and pipelines for investment; and mobilization of financial resources for NDC investment projects.  With Partnership support, Malawi has developed an NDC Implementation Plan for the period 2021 to 2025 covering 10 sectors and 95 outcome areas.  In addition, partners have supported various activities, including the update and revision of the NDC and hiring of an NDC in country facilitator. For further information on the requests submitted by Malawi, including outstanding areas of support, please follow the links in the following section.  

Country Documents

Access the country specific documents relevant to NDC Partnership in‑country work below.

Key Contacts

Focal Point Ministries

  • Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining
  • Ministry of Economic Planning and Development Economic Planning Division

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Country Highlights