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Montenegro

TOTAL POPULATION

0.62 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

2,200 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

6,245,900 kt Europe and Central Asia, YEAR 2014

“A 30% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Montenegro describes the evergreen forests that cover its peaks. Forests cover more than 60 % of the total territory and protected areas represent 11% of the territory. Located centrally in Montenegro is Biogradska Gora, a protected area since 1878, which houses one of the last three virgin forests in the world, measuring 1,600 acres. 

Montenegro is part of the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot. Its flora-species-to-area ratio is of 0.837, which is the highest in all of Europe. It counts thousands of flora and fauna including large mammals such as bears and wolves. Its high altitude mountains act as a conservatory for species across the Balkans and the Mediterranean. 350 different types of insects and 3 different varieties of trouts are found in the Biogradska Gora forest alone.

With the warming of the sea and atmosphere, invasive or displaced species are already impacting the country’s ecological balance and agricultural output. It is estimated that agriculture and tourism, both key sectors of the Montenegrin economy, will be impacted by climate change.

Still, Montenegro is committed to mitigating these impacts. Between 20 – 37 % of its energy comes from renewable sources, mainly hydropower. In fact, two installations, a coal power plant and an aluminium factory represent as much as 90% of the country’s total GHG emissions!

Montenegro has to build a national and macroeconomic (performance and behaviour of the economy as a whole) vision that encompasses the new challenges of climate change. Its black mountains, evergreen forests and colourful flowers require it from them, and from us. 

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DATA INSIGHTS

Montenegro is classified as an upper-middle-income country by the World Bank.  To get a sense of Montenegro’s position in the fight against climate change, it is vital to observe its history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk.  The following plots give a historical overview of Montenegro’s CO2 emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

Montenegro CO2 Emissions

Montenegro’s timeline of total CO2 emissions and the percentage change since 2007

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 2007 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s CO2 emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 2007, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Carbon dioxide is the main driver of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 14%.


Between 2007 and 2008, Montenegro’s emissions increased by 22% before dropping spectacularly by 41% the next year. Montenegro's emissions vary significantly during the observed period due to its economic fluctuations, which altered its energy consumption, economic production and general activity. Overall, Montenegro’s GHG emissions have progressed by 4% between 2007 and 2012.


The energy sector is responsible for the largest share (66%) of Montenegro’s emissions, mainly driven by electricity and heat production. This is primarily due to a high dependency on fossil fuel energy generation (account for 65% of Montenegro’s electricity production). To reduce its energy-related emissions, Montenegro requires further efforts to step up investments in renewable energy and phase out investments in fossil fuels. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018; UNFCC, 2013)


Montenegro CO2 Emissions

Montenegro’s timeline of total CO2 emissions and the percentage change since 2007

Montenegro CO2 Emissions

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 2007 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s CO2 emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 2007, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Carbon dioxide is the main driver of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 14%.


Between 2007 and 2008, Montenegro’s emissions increased by 22% before dropping spectacularly by 41% the next year. Montenegro's emissions vary significantly during the observed period due to its economic fluctuations, which altered its energy consumption, economic production and general activity. Overall, Montenegro’s GHG emissions have progressed by 4% between 2007 and 2012.


The energy sector is responsible for the largest share (66%) of Montenegro’s emissions, mainly driven by electricity and heat production. This is primarily due to a high dependency on fossil fuel energy generation (account for 65% of Montenegro’s electricity production). To reduce its energy-related emissions, Montenegro requires further efforts to step up investments in renewable energy and phase out investments in fossil fuels. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018; UNFCC, 2013)


Montenegro Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Montenego’s performance on sustainable development

The SDG Index describes a country’s progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGI combines indicators of climate action with other socio-economic development measures that contextualise a country’s environmental performance with the rest of its challenges and reality.

The global SDG Index score can be interpreted as the percentage of achievement of the goals. 


Each dot in the plot represents a country and its score (y-axis). Countries at the bottom score lower on the index as the countries at the top. Sweden currently scores the highest at 85 and the Central African Republic scores lowest at 38.


Montenegro’s score 68 is below the average of Southern European countries, and Montenegro is among the few European countries to receive an SDGI score below 70. Montenegro performs well in the domain of renewable and affordable energy as a result of reducing CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. However, the country still falls short of addressing many aspects of sustainable development. This is mainly because Montenegro performs poorly on measures like promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and increasing research and development investment for further economic growth. (Source: SDGI, 2018) 


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.


Montenegro Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Montenego’s performance on sustainable development

Montenegro Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

The SDG Index describes a country’s progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGI combines indicators of climate action with other socio-economic development measures that contextualise a country’s environmental performance with the rest of its challenges and reality.

The global SDG Index score can be interpreted as the percentage of achievement of the goals. 


Each dot in the plot represents a country and its score (y-axis). Countries at the bottom score lower on the index as the countries at the top. Sweden currently scores the highest at 85 and the Central African Republic scores lowest at 38.


Montenegro’s score 68 is below the average of Southern European countries, and Montenegro is among the few European countries to receive an SDGI score below 70. Montenegro performs well in the domain of renewable and affordable energy as a result of reducing CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. However, the country still falls short of addressing many aspects of sustainable development. This is mainly because Montenegro performs poorly on measures like promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and increasing research and development investment for further economic growth. (Source: SDGI, 2018) 


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.


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