We rate Saudi Arabia’s NDC “Critically insufficient”. The “Critically insufficient” rating indicates that Saudi Arabia’s climate commitment in 2030 is consistent with a warming of over 4°C: if all countries were to follow Saudi Arabia’s approach, warming would exceed 4°C. This means Saudi Arabia’s climate commitment is not in line with any interpretation of a “fair” approach to the former 2°C goal, let alone the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit.
Saudi Arabia’s CAT rating is based on the emissions reduction commitments put forward in its NDC. If the CAT were to rate Saudi Arabia’s projected emissions levels in 2030 under post-COVID-19 current policies, Saudi Arabia would also be rated “Critically insufficient.”
Further information about the risks and impacts associated with the temperature levels of each of the categories.