Macedonia’s NDC establishes an economy-wide target to reduce 51% of GHG emissions by 2030 compared with the base year (1990), excluding LULUCF. The GHG emissions in 1990 were 12,478 Gg CO2e, therefore the pledge outlines the target of 6,058 GgCO2e in 2030. If carbon sink is taken into account, the net emissions in 2030 is set to be 82% lower compared to 1990 levels.

Macedonia presents sector specific targets. In the energy sector it aims to reduce emissions by 66% due to decommissioning two coal-fired power plants. The agriculture and waste sectors are set to reduce emissions by 29% and 21% respectively. Emissions of the industry sector are projected to increase 45%.

Besides GHG emissions targets, Macedonia presents sectoral targets for renewable energy sources. Renewables are expected to be responsible for 66% share of electricity generation, 38% of the final energy consumption overall, 45% in the heating and cooling and 10% of the final energy consumption in the transport sector.

The Greenhouse gases covered are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O). The methodology used followed the IPCC 2006 guidelines and the GWP-100 years from IPCC AR4.