Mauritania submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC in 2017, in which it committed to contribute to the Paris Climate Agreement by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 22.3% in 2030. Mauritania is seeking to achieve its adaptation priorities through initiatives with key sectors, including water resources, livestock, housing, town planning and regional planning, natural resources, fishing, and health. To meet these obligations, additional capacity and resources are needed, including technological and institutional transfers as well as financing. In Mauritania, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development is the primary agency responsible for preparing the National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA). The Ministry shapes priorities for environmental targets and objectives and are responsible for creating an intergovernmental framework for combatting climate change in the country.