PROJECTS

Nationally Determined Contribution Enhancement in Samoa and Tuvalu

The problem

Samoa and Tuvalu wanted to enhance their commitments to climate change action under the Paris Agreement. Castalia was hired to draft an enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for Samoa and undertake foundational research for Tuvalu’s enhanced NDC.

How we helped

Drawing on our deep understanding of the mitigation and adaptation opportunities available in each country, Castalia provided recommendations on how to enhance each NDC, adhering to international best practice. Castalia then drafted Samoa’s NDC that included more ambitious mitigation targets based on a rigorous assessment of the emissions reduction potential across all major sectors of the economy. We worked closely with Samoa’s Ministry of Natural Recourses and Environment to refine these goals and identify the appropriate conditions to attach to each.

Impact

Samoa’s enhanced NDC was approved by cabinet and officially adopted by parliament in July 2021. It covers the years 2021-2030 and aims to reduce GHG emissions by 26 percent in 2030 compared to 2007 levels. Tuvalu’s enhanced NDC is currently being developed by the regional Pacific NDC Hub, building on the foundational research and advice Castalia provided.

Our team

Alex Sundakov

Alex Sundakov

Executive Director
David Gawith

David Gawith

Director
Freya Tearney

Freya Tearney

Manager

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (0)1 84 60 02 00
64-66 Rue des Archives
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-121
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

Castalia-logo-negative-2col
PROJECTS        NEWS        BLOG        CONTACT
© Copyright 2019 Castalia. All rights reserved.  Terms | Privacy | Credits | Sitemap

WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

Castalia-logo-negative-2col
PROJECTS        NEWS        BLOG        CONTACT
© Copyright 2019 Castalia. All rights reserved.
Terms | Privacy | Credits | Sitemap