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Paraguay

TOTAL POPULATION

6.5 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

5,700 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

1,912,500 kt Latin America and Caribbean, YEAR 2014

“An unconditional 10% emissions cut by 2030, compared to business as usual projections.”


PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

The country is hugely diverse, with about 50% of covered in trees. More than 1,000 species of birds are found perched in the canopy. Capybaras, a house favourite, are also present all over the country. Jaguars roam in the Pantanal swamp and more than 7,000 plant species cover the ground of Paraguay.

Paraguay has lost more than 15% of its tree cover in the last 15 years and more than 80% since pre-industrial times. The powerful cattle industry is the single largest land user in the country and a leading cause of deforestation. Soybean, another of the root causes of deforestation in the world today is also growing and gnawing at the precious ecosystems in the woods.

The country has implemented a zero-deforestation policy, which led to some successes, but that target has not been reached. The country is still struggling with large-scale clearing in the Atlantic forest and the Chaco.

Rio Paraguay is the second largest river in South America. The river divides the country into two distinct regions. The West, or the Chaco, is the driest region and encompasses around 60% of the country. The East, known locally as the Alto Paranà is rainier, containing marshy and forested hills.

The Iguaçu falls - actually 275 individual falls - create the single largest waterfall in the world. It’s one of the seven natural wonders of the world. With the rivers Paraguay and Paranà, the country has tapped its large hydropower potential.

Dams provides virtually 100% of the country’s electricity output. Paraguay also exports large amounts of energy to his neighbours. It shares with Brazil the Itaipù dam, one of the largest dams and binational structures in the world. 


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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank classification, Paraguay is an upper middle-income country. To understand Paraguay’s position in the fight against climate change, it is useful to observe its history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of Paraguay’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.

Paraguay Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Paraguay’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

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Paraguay Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Paraguay’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

Paraguay Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Paraguay Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Paraguay’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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Paraguay Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Paraguay’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Paraguay Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)
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