Samoa's Second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) - Submission under the Paris Agreement July 2021
Environmental Monitoring and Governance, Climate Change Resilience
Samoa is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, that is made up to nine volcanic islands - two pf which are Savai'i and Upolu. Upolu is the most populated where the capital city Apia is located and Savai'i is the largest of the nine. Samoa is extremely vulnerable to climate change due to its geographic location, status as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) in the Pacific, and the importance of the natural resources to its main economic sectors of fisheries, agriculture and tourism. Samoa is only responsible for an insignificant proportion of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Despite this, Samoa is keen to play its part in global climate change mitigation efforts.