Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Name of policy Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Korea (North)
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • GHG reduction target
      • Political & non-binding GHG reduction target
Sector name
  • General
    Policy description DPR Korea will reduce GHG emissions by 8.0% compared to BAU scenario, by 2030 with

    domestic resources( Unconditional contribution) DPR Korea could achieve the additional contribution equivalent to 32.25% of the GHG emission in the BAU scenario by 2030 if international support is received through international cooperation including the financial support under the Paris Agreement( conditional contribution)

    Policy type
    • Changing activity
    • Energy efficiency
    • Renewables
    • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
    • Unknown
    • Non-energy6
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2016
    Start date of implementation 2021
    End date of implementation 2030
    High impact No
    Impact indicator
    NameValueBase yearTarget yearComments
    GHG emissions reduction (%)82,030unconditional target based on business as usual in 2030, conditional target 32.5%


    Source or references http://www4.unfccc.int/Submissions/INDC/Published%20Documents/Democratic%20People's%20Republic%20of%20Korea/1/DPRK-INDC%20by%202030.pdf
    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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