RMI is committed to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 (RMI 2050 Climate Strategy, 2018).
RMI’s NDC uses as reference year 2010, when it had 185 GgCO2e emissions of GHG. Also, it commits to an economy-wide target (excluding LULUCF) to reduce its GHG emissions to at least 32% below 2010 levels by 2025 and to at least 45% below 2010 levels by 2030.
The sectors covered are electricity, transport, building (cooking, lightning). The emissions of the industry sector are negligible. The gases covered are carbon dioxide (CO2) methane (CH4) nitrous oxide (N2O).
In the electricity sector, the NDC focuses on investing in electricity grid upgrades to improve grid stability, minimize system losses (currently around 30%) and accommodate more variable generation from renewable energy. The country intends to shift from diesel towards renewables in the next decade. In the building sector, the focus will be on energy efficiency (future building codes, retrofits and best performance of appliances) and replacement of diesel generators as well as tariffs to disincentive consumption. In the transportation sector, policies to encourage public transportation, cycling and walking is the kernel for future actions, nevertheless, identifying policy options for the uptake of electric vehicles is also envisaged. (RMI NDC, 2020).