According to the Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) are the commitments of the countries members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to contribute to the achievement of the global objectives of the Agreement.

The main objective of the Paris Agreement is to limit the global temperature increase of the planet by 2ºC, based on pre-industrial temperatures, and thus mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. Thus, the NDCs include national Greenhouse Gases (GHG) reduction targets to contribute to the reduction of GHG concentrations in the atmosphere.


Suriname is a coastal country, one of the least responsible for climate change, but at the same time it is among the 10 most vulnerable states in the world to sea level rise due to global warming. In this context EQO-NIXUS was selected by the IDB to facilitate the alignment between the new NDC of Suriname and the development plans and strategies at national level.

Therefore, EQO-NIXUS consultants have focused on the technical evaluation of the Suriname’s NDC, which is the second enhanced NDC published in the world, and also on how to link the proposed GHG reduction targets with the climate crisis adaptation policies and the country’s own national political, development and economic priorities. Our work has included recommendations at the financial, institutional, policy, regulatory and operational levels to facilitate the proper development of such alignment, and we have worked in many sectors, among others: energy, forest, agriculture and transport.

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