Country profile

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

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.

Resources

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Libraries and Reports

Low Emission Strategies Planning and Guidance Resources

November 20, 2016

These resources include guidance documents and tools from a UK-based source on low-emissions strategies.

Knowledge exchange

UNEP Climate Initiatives Platform

November 20, 2016

This UNEP platform contains information on over 200 international climate initiatives, organized by theme (e.g. finance, industry, energy and transport).

Libraries and Reports

USAID LEDS Global Climate Change Reports, Results and Data

November 20, 2016

In addition to providing reports, results and data from USAID projects, this site also contains related discussions that LEDS practitioners will find useful.

News and Events