The CAT ratings are based on climate commitments in NDCs. Given that Nepal’s NDC consists of many individual actions with different target years and is lacking detail for some of them (see Pledges and targets), we were not able to quantify and rate the aggregate impact of Nepal’s NDC on GHG emissions. We encourage Nepal to provide more clarity on its climate change targets in its next NDC
If the CAT were to rate Nepal‘s projected emissions levels in 2030 under current policies, we would rate Nepal “1.5°C Paris Agreement compatible,” indicating that Nepal’s current climate action pathways is consistent with holding warming well below 2°C, and limiting warming to 1.5°C. Nepal’s current policies do not require other countries to make comparably deeper reductions or greater effort, and are in the most stringent part of its Fair Share range.
Further information: the risks and impacts associated with the temperature levels of each of the categories.