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Climate targets: Economy-wide

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    • The European Union and its 28 Member States submitted a joint NDC: at least 40% domestic reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990
    • reduce its emissions of greenhouse gas emissions to -18% to -23% in 2020 and -30% to -40% in 2030, 2005 figures, contingent on the results of the negotiations.
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005
    • Net zero objective by 2050. 

      "To set as an objective, for the purposes of the previous number, the reduction of GHG emissions for Portugal between 85% and 90% by 2050, compared to 2005, and the compensation of the remaining emissions through the use of soil and forests, to be achieved through a emission reduction trajectory between 45% and 55% by 2030, and between 65% and 75% by 2040, in relation to 2005."
      Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2050
    • Reduction of CO2e emissions (without LULUCF) (Mt CO2e) with respect to 2005.

      Economy-wide | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005
    • Article 18: 
      1 — The Portuguese State undertakes to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which translates into a neutral balance between greenhouse gas emissions and the sequestration of these gases by the various sinks.
      2 — Without prejudice to the provisions of the previous number, the Government is studying, until 2025, the anticipation of the climate neutrality target, with a view to the commitment to climate neutrality by 2045 at the latest.

      Article 19:
      2 — The following reduction targets are adopted, in relation to 2005 values, of greenhouse gas emissions, not considering the use of soil and forests:
      (a) by 2030, a reduction of at least 55%;
      b) By 2040, a reduction of at least 65 to 75%; 
      c) By 2050, a reduction of at least 90%.
      3 — The target for the net CO2 equivalent sink of the land use and forestry sector, of, on average, at least 13 megatons, between 2045 and 2050, is also adopted.
      Resolution 56/2015 53/2020?
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005
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      Legislative | 2021

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