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Mongolia and Cuba submitted their updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Countries are expected to roll out new, more ambitious climate plans ahead of the next Climate Summit.

Mongolia, a country heavily dependent on coal for power production- 90% in 2018, increased its emission reduction target from 14% to 22.7%. The country plans to use more renewable resources in its power mix and will boost energy efficiency investments. Mongolia will also utilise its dense forests by focusing on sustainable forest management to remove GHG emissions.

See: Mongolia’s new NDC

Cuba submitted its first NDC, which keeps in line with its renewed commitment to tackling climate change, as outlined in the new 2019 Constitution. Here are the targets indicated in the newly submitted climate plan:

  • 24% increase in electricity generated by renewable sources by 2030
  • An increase of forest coverage in the country to 33% by 2030
  • Less carbon-intensive ground transportation
  • A reduction of greenhouse effect gasses emissions in the swine industry
  • An increase in energy efficiency and saving

See: Cuba’s new NDC