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Panama submitted its first NDC in 2016 and its updated NDC in 2020. The country commits to reducing total emissions from the energy section by 24% and restoring 50,000 hectares of forest by 2050. The updated NDC includes specific objectives on various components of biodiversity, resilience and adaptation. Panama is one of three carbon negative countries in the world.


Timeline of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Document Submissions

Please click on the timeline below to view the documents submitted.

Climate Commitments

Partnership Engagement
  • Membership: member since 2016
  • Country Engagement: Since joining the Partnership, Panama has requested support related to improving the quality and ambition of the NDC; mainstreaming climate into national/subnational planning and budgeting processes; improving coordination and whole-of-society approaches; private sector engagement to implement NDCs; designing or strengthening monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and verification (MRV systems); and mobilization of financial resources for NDC investment projects. With Partnership support, Panama has developed an NDC Implementation Plan for the period 2021- 2025, prioritizing key mitigation and adaptation measures across 14 outcome areas, including advancing Panama’s Energy Transition agenda, integrating gender and youth focuses across climate initiatives and developing municipal climate plans. In addition, partners have supported various activities including the mainstreaming of climate change in public investment processes to guide planning officers on incorporating climate change into public investment projects as well as to verify that investment project proposals meet standard climate criteria. For further information on the requests submitted by Panamá, 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 Environment
  • Secretariat of Energy
  • Ministry of Economy and Finance

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Country Highlights


NDC Partnership Pavilion, COP25
Date & Time

12 December 2019

4:00AM Eastern Time (New York)