Knowledge Note

"Learn more about Angola's commitment toward reducing its greenhouse gas emissions".

This factsheet provides information on 2014 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Angola. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.

Angola’s total GHG emissions in 2014 were 252.09 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), totaling 0.52 percent of global GHG emissions. The energy sector serves as the predominant source of GHG emissions in Angola, with 49.4 percent of emissions from energy emissions, 37.4 percent from land-use change and forestry, 11.7 percent from agriculture, 0.9 percent from waste, and 0.6 percent from industrial processes.

Per its INDC, Angola commits to unconditionally reduce its GHG emissions by up to 35% relative to its 2030 business-as-usual scenario, primarily by implementing mitigation action plans in four key sectors: 1) promote renewable energy, 2) stabilize emissions in agricultural production, 3) reduce emissions from industrial processes, and 4) increase carbon sequestration in the forestry sector to 5 million tons of CO2e annually by 2030.

 

This Knowledge Note is a Fact Sheet produced and published by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This User Guide explains some of the terminology within this GHG Fact Sheet. USAID has also produced a variety of other resources and online trainings to support climate risk management (CRM), which may be accessed here.