Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic joined the NDC Partnership in December 2017, appointing Focal Points in the National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (Consejo Nacional de Cambio Climático y el Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio) and the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (Ministerio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo). Due to the country’s high vulnerability to climate change, its Partnership Plan includes the development of a package of legal and planning instruments to implement its NDC in land use, waste, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and forestry sectors. Strong emphasis has been placed on kick-starting demonstrative adaptation and mitigation initiatives on the ground with approaches to improve coordination and learning among all relevant state and non-state actors. The Dominican Republic’s Partnership Plan includes among its key outputs the gradual renewal of the public transport fleet, mechanisms for enhanced control of transport emissions, increased share of renewables in the country’s energy matrix, reduced deforestation, and committed business in the tourism and industrial sectors. Find more information on the Partnership’s country engagement process in the Dominican Republic here.

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