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G77, The Arab Group
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Lower middle income
Global Climate Risk Index

The annually published Global Climate Risk Index analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.).

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Laws, Acts, Constitutions (legislative branch)
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Climate targets in National Law & Policy

Latest Documents

, 2021

Tunisia First NDC (Updated submission), Nationally Determined Contribution from Tunisia in 2021

, 2019

Tunisia. National Communication (NC). NC 3., National Communication from Tunisia in 2019

, 2018

This decree establishes a management unit to monitor and coordinate activities relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. It defines its missions, its organisation and the modalities of its functioning.

, 2017

This updated strategy sets Tunisia's vision to protect its diversity, notably from the adverse effects of climate change. 

, 2017

Tunisia First NDC (Archived), Nationally Determined Contribution from Tunisia in 2017

  • 2021: The updated NDC raises Tunisia's greenhouse gas emissions mitigation ambitions1, by raising the goal of reducing national carbon intensity to 27% (unconditional) and 45% (conditional) by 2030, compared to its 2010 level. In cumulative terms over the 2021-2030 period, the emission reductions compared to the BaU trajectory will total 87.5 MtCO2. These emission reductions are believed to come predominantly from the energy sector (72%), followed by LULUCF (13%), and industrial processes (9%). The rest of the mitigation results (6%) stem from the low-carbon policy of the waste sector. 2016: 13% (unconditional) to 41% (conditional) reduction in carbon intensity by 2030 compared to 2010Economy-wide: Economy Wide | Target year: 2030
  • A 48% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2030.Energy: Energy Efficiency | Target year: 2030Source: National energy management strategy
  • Cumulated savings of 3 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) by 2010, 30 Mtoe by 2020 and 80 Mtoe by 2030 by 2010, 2020, 2030 against a 2002 baselineEnergy: Energy Efficiency | Target year: 2030Source: National Sustainable Development Strategy
  • 400,000 new hectares of forests and silvo-pastoral plantations by 2011LULUCF: Land Use Change | Target year: 2011Source: National Sustainable Development Strategy
  • -30% in primary energy demandEnergy: Energy: General | Target year:

Legislative Process

Tunisia is a representative democracy, a civil state, with an executive president, a legislature and judiciary. The Constitution’s preamble states a paragraph that illustrates the motives to set a new constitutional framework as follows: “With a view to building a republican, democratic and participatory system, in the framework of a civil state founded on the sovereignty of the people, exercised through the peaceful alternation of power through free elections, and on the principle of the separation and balance of powers, which guarantees the freedom of association in conformity with the principles of pluralism, an impartial administration, and good governance, which are the foundations of political competition, where the state guarantees the supremacy of the law and the respect for freedoms and human rights, the independence of the judiciary, the equality of rights and duties between all citizens, male and female, and equality between all regions […] We, in the name of the Tunisian people, with the help of God, draft this Constitution”. The country’s Constitution has supremacy over all other laws. Within Title Five, named ‘The Judicial Authority, Part two regulates the Constitutional Court — an independent judicial body, composed of 12 competent members, three-quarters of whom are legal experts with at least 20 years of experience (article 118) —. This Court’s competence includes overseeing constitutionality of draft laws and treaties, including cases referred to it by lower courts (article 120).