Electricity Act, 2015 ( 2015 )

The Bahamian Parliament enacted the Electricity Act 2015 in order to overhaul the country's energy sector and edict policy targets, among others: 1) security and diversification of power supply and distribution, 2) access to cheap and reliable environmentally sustainable electricity, 3) and the establishment of the Utilities Regulations and Competition Authority (URCA) as the independent…read more

Forestry Act 2010 and Forestry Regulations 2014 ( 2010 )

The Forestry Act was enacted by the Bahamian Parliament in 2010 to provide the conservation and control of forests. It establishes a Forestry Unit under the authority of the Ministry of the Environment and Housing to regulate activities such as wood exploitation, to declare and manage forest reserves, and monitor protected trees. Reserves should be…read more

National Energy Policy 2013-2033 ( 2013 )

The National Energy Policy aims to provide the Bahamas with a modern, diversified and efficient energy sector, affordable energy supplies and long-term energy security towards enhancing international competitiveness and sustainable prosperity by 2030. The policy presents a long-term vision. It also suggests precise legal and administrative arrangements that should be undertaken to enable a low-carbon,…read more

National Policy for the Adaptation to Climate Change ( 2005 / Adaptation Framework )

  The National Policy for the Adaptation to Climate Change recognises the country's potentially high vulnerability to adverse effects of climate change. It assesses national weaknesses by economic sectors; notably coastal and marine resources, terrestrial biodiversity, agriculture and forestry, human settlements, health, water resources, energy and transportation, tourism, finance and insurance. It evaluates current capacity…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

30% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to the BAU scenario

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: business as usual scenario

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

10% Residential Energy Self Generation Programme by 2014

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2014 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National E... (2013 / Executive)

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

10% Residential Energy Self Generation Programme within the year

Energy: General

30% of renewable sources in the energy mix by 2033

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2033 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National E... (2013 / Executive)

a minimum of 30% renewables in the energy mix by 2030

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies

Provide for the protection of 20% of our near shore marine environment by 2020

Ecosystem And Biodiversity | Target year: 2020

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

The establishment of a permanent forest estate, 20% of which is designated into either one of three categories (forest reserves, protected forests and conservation forests)

Sustainable Forest Management

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
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Last modified 13 February, 2018