Samoa's Second Nationally Determined Contribution, 2021

Samoa's Second Nationally Determined Contribution provides that Samoa aims to reduces its overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26 percent in 2030 compared to 2007 levels (or by 91 Gg CO2e compared to the new reference year once Samoa's GHG emissions inventory has been updated). The economy-wide emission reduction target is composed of sector-specific mitigation targets, namely, (i) reduction of GHG emissions in the energy sector by 30 percent compared to 2007 levels, (ii) reduction of GHG emissions in the waste sector by 4 percent in the 2030 compared to 2007 levels, and (iii) reduction of GHG emissions in the agriculture, forestry, other land use sector by 26 percent in 2030 compared to 2007 levels. In terms of adaptation, the National Climate Change Policy 2020 – 2030 provides the framework for both national adaptation and mitigation actions through a whole-of-country approach to build resilience to the impacts of climate change. The following specific targets are identified: (i) expansion of mangrove forest areas in Samoa by 5 percent in 2030 relative to 2018; (ii) expansion of agroforestry areas by an additional 5% of agricultural land by 2030 relative to 2018, and (iii) sustainable management of forests and increase of total forest cover by 2 percent by 2030 relative to 2013.