NDC Invest: Supporting NDC Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Suriname

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Oct 2020
In December 2019, Suriname became the second country in the world to submit the update of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Despite being a country with a negative balance of emissions resulting from its 93% of forest cover, Suriname increased its ambition by including two additional sectors (agriculture, and transportation). These sectors represent 70% of the country's GHG emissions. In addition, the country reaffirmed its commitment to maintain its forest cover and to increase the incorporation of renewable energies by 10% compared to the first version of the NDC. The process of updating the NDCs in Suriname was supported at all times by the IDB's NDC Invest platform.