Zambia pledges to reduce its GHG emissions by 25% (20,000 Gg CO2 eq.) by 2030 (at Business as Usual (BAU) level of international support) and towards 47% (38,000 Gg CO2 eq) with substantial international support, compared to 2010 levels (Zambia NDC, 2020).
Zambia submited an updated NDC in July 2021, but maintained its 2020 targets.
The sectors considered are: Energy, industrial processes and product use, Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU), and waste. The sectors of transport, liquid waste and coal (production, transportation, consumption) are also specifically mentioned.
In the electricity and power sector the country plans a better access to electrical energy; better resilience, transmission efficiency, and interconnectivity of the electricity supply network; a greater energy efficiency of both generation and consumption; and improvement in the use of renewable sources. Zambia is investing in fuel shift (low carbon) and renewables to reduce the energy intensity of energy production and GHG emissions. For transport and industry, the focuses are on energy efficiency, modal shift, improvement of transport infrastructure and to shift the fuel and/or renewables (Zambia NDC, 2020).