Macedonian Nationally Determined Contributions



2015 was a historic year in which 196 Parties came together under the Paris Agreement to transform their development trajectories so that they set the world on a course towards sustainable development, aiming at limiting warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of these long-term goals. In 2020, all Parties have the opportunity to communicate new or updated NDCs, incorporating advances in renewable energy, technology and policy developments in key sectors. Macedonia submitted its intended NDCs in August 2015 and is currently developing it’s enhanced NDC.

Macedonian enhanced NDC

The Macedonian enhanced NDC is developed within the UNDP Climate Promise Initiative. The enhanced NDC has more ambitious mitigation targets build upon both energy and non-energy sectors, and considers crosscutting areas: gender, various co-benefits; private sector engagement and SDGs linkages. Moreover, the Macedonian enhanced mitigation targets is a step towards the alignment with the EU ambitious Green Deal for making Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050.

Macedonian enhanced Nationally determined contributions

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Below you can find the background and analytical documents relevant to the Macedonian Enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions on Climate Change:

Technical Background Document 

Financial and policy de-risking of the enhanced NDC 

Carbon Tax Roadmap and relevant technical analysis 

Circular Economy Roadmap on mitigation of Macedonian GHGs emission in the waste sector 

Socio-Economic Assessment, including COVID-19 impact assessment

Administrative Capacity Assessment

NDC & SDG synergies and trade-offs in Macedonian conditions

Private sector share in climate change mitigation efforts - Case study: Industry sector

Incorporating the voices of youth in the Enhanced NDC 

Macedonian Gender and Climate change indicators

Green cooling -  potential of climate friendly cooling solutions

Draft Third Biennial Update Report on Climate Change

Strategy for Energy Development in Republic of North Macedonia until 2040 


Macedonian initial NDC

Under the Paris Agreement within the UNFCCC, which was signed in April 2016, countries also agree to provide information on their Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the goals of the agreement: Holding the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 °C. Macedonia submitted its intended NDCs in August 2015.

The Republic of Macedonia has signed (2015) and ratified (2017) the Paris Agreement. Under the Paris Agreement, the country became the twenty-third in the world to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for Climate Change (INDC) as per the Decision of the Government No. 42-17/91 of 28 July 2015.

The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MOEPP) has been designated as the National Focal Point to the UNFCCC and as a Designated National Authority (DNA) for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. Other ministries that have responsibilities related to climate change aspects are the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Transport and Communication, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs is responsible for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and it is also a National Designated Entity for the Green Climate Fund. The Office of the Prime Minister for Economic Affairs also supports the implementation of climate and energy-related projects in the country.

Macedonian Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)

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