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Zambia submitted its updated NDC in 2021. The updated NDC commits to a conditional emissions reduction target from 25% to 47% by 2030 as compared to the business-as-usual scenario with a 2010 base year. The cost of achieving the conditional mitigation target is from USD 15 billion to USD 35 billion. The updated NDC covers mitigation actions for energy, agriculture, forestry and other land use, and waste as well as adaptation actions for agriculture, wildlife, water, strategic infrastructure, health, and technology. 


Timeline of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Document Submissions

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Climate Commitments

Partnership Engagement
  • Membership: member since 2016
  • Country Engagement: Since joining the Partnership, Zambia 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; improving coordination and whole-of-society approach; designing or strengthening monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and verification (MRV systems); capacity building and knowledge products; preparation of NDC-related projects and pipelines for investment; mobilization of financial resources for NDC Investment projects; and private sector engagement to implement NDCs. With Partnership support, Zambia has developed an NDC Implementation Framework for the period 2023 - 2030 covering 11 sectors and 18 outcome areas in line with national development priorities. In addition, partners have supported various activities, including NDC revision and enhancement, identifying, prioritizing, and preparing concept notes and proposals for investment projects, and strengthening the Green Finance Guidelines and Green Loans Guidelines of the Bank of Zambia. For further information on the requests submitted by Zambia, 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 Lands and Natural Resources
  • Ministry of National Development Planning
  • Ministry of Finance

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Country Highlights