Country profile



General Statistics:

  • Population: 9.7 million (2016 Azerbaijan Statistical Yearbook)
  • GDP: US$53.1 billion (2015, World Bank estimate)
  • Energy use per capita: 1,474 kg of oil, 2013
  • Greenhouse gas emissions: 43.2 million metric tons gross emissions in 2012 (42.1 million metric tons net, accounting for LUCF), on a carbon-dioxide equivalent basis in 1994. Azerbaijan’s 2nd National Communication to the UNFCCC estimated 50.6 million metric tons gross emissions (46.9 net, accounting for carbon sinks).

Important Initiatives related to Climate Change:

INDC: In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, Azerbaijan set as its target a reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% below 1990 levels. The full text of its INDC may be viewed here.

NEEAP: Azerbaijan has produced a Sustainable Energy Action Plan in 2014. The Action Plan may be found here.


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Libraries and Reports

LEDS GP Sub-National Working Group Resource Page

November 20, 2016

This resource page contains working papers, studies and reports on the integration of national and subnational actions to achieve climate goals at city, district, provincial or state level.

Trainings and webinars

Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) for municipal energy sector planning

September 28, 2017

Charles Heaps presents how the municipal energy sector planning can benefit from the range of possibilities LEAP can bring.

Regional statistics

Combating Climate Change in Power Generation in the Energy Community

November 20, 2016

Study on the potential to combat climate change in power generation in the Energy Community .

News and Events