Belize is a small country with relatively minor contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions and has limited capacity to contribute to mitigation of global climate change. However, Belize is committed to achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention and supports the even more ambitious target to limit the increase in global average temperature to 1.5 ° C, compared to pre-industrial levels. In light of these realities, the country has made significant strides towards fulfilling the objectives of the Convention through the development and implementation of new policies, projects and programmes and the implementation/strengthening of existing policies, regulations and projects geared towards GHG emissions abatement and overall low carbon development.
Belize is pleased to submit the first draft of its INDCs and is made on behalf of the government of Belize by the Climate Change Focal Point, without prejudice to the pending Cabinet consideration of the INDCs for which the outcome of Cabinet consideration may be different to the one submitted. Belize intends to utilize existing frameworks, policies, projects and activities that provide mitigation and sustainable development co-benefits to conceptualize the elaboration of its INDCs.