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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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Latest Documents

, 2021

On January 1st, 2022 the Uruguayan carbon tax was established through Presidential Decree No. 441/021. The executive branch of government may update the tax rate annually, and may increase the rate in accordance with any variation established by the Consumer Price Index. The tax applies to all liquid fuels, with the exception of jet fuel. Sales of fuel to manufacturer...

, 2019

The objective of this Strategy is to report on the process of integrating a gender perspective in the implementation of the National Policy for Climate Change. This Strategy operates on the premise that social and gender equality is necessary and essential for human development and becomes more pressing in the context of climate change, particularly in developing coun...

, 2018

This law prohibits the use of the hydraulic fracturing procedure (fracking) for the exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons for a period of four years. A National Commission for Scientific and Technical Evaluation (CNECT) is created within the scope of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining. In its action, the CNECT must take into account the international co...

, 2017

The National Policy on Climate Change promotes adaptation and mitigation in the country. It contributes to the sustainable development of the country, seeking climate resilience and a low-carbon economy. It sets objectives over the short, medium and long term up to 2050. The document defines the human, material and financial resources needed to ensure the functioning of th...

, 2016

This Decree creates the National Environmental System and taks it with strengthening, articulating and coordinating national public policies in the areas of environment, water and climate change. The decree notably charges the newly created institution to design policies to strenghten adaptation to climate change, generate related information, promote education.

  • 2025 mitigation objective of intensity reduction (GHG emissions per GDP unit) from base year 1990 of 24% in CO2, 57% in CH4, 48% in N2O (unconditional), and 29% in CO2, 59% in CH4, 52% in N2O (conditional)Economy-wide: Economy Wide | Target year: 2025
  • 29% reduction in CO2 emissions intensity per GDP unit by 2025 from 1990 levelEnergy: Energy: General | Target year: 2025
  • 29% reduction in CO2 emissions intensity per GDP unit by 2025 from 1990 levelTransportation: Transport: General | Target year: 2025
  • 29% reduction in CO2 emissions intensity per GDP unit by 2025 from 1990 levelIndustry: Industries: General | Target year: 2025
  • Avoid CO2 emissions from SOC in 30% of the grasslands area (3.000.000 ha) by 2025LULUCF: Grassland | Target year: 2025