Law no 2018/18 on regulating climate change ( 2018 / Mitigation and Adaptation Framework )

This law aims at preventing, protecting and managing the consequences of climate change over the people of Benin over the short, medium and long term. The law lays out a framework to take adaptation measures to protect the air, land, waters and other natural resources. The document further sets out a carbon tax. The modalities…read more

Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Development Strategy 2016 – 2025 ( 2016 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development Strategy is a mid-term and short-term thematic intersectoral strategy covering the period 2016-2025. It responds to Benin's dual need to address the adverse effects of climate changem in particular the identification, adoption, dissemination and appropriation of adaptation measures on the one hand, and the desire to contribute to…read more

Decree No. 2003-142 of 30 April 2003 on the establishment, powers and functioning of the National Committee on Climate Change ( 2003 )

This decree creates the country's National Committee on Climate Change. The Committee is in charge of following, supporting and implementing UNFCCC-related work, and to study scientific, technologic and any other matter related to climate change. The decree determines the exact attributions of the Committee and its composition.…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

49.49 MtCO2e, or 16.17% reduction in overall cumulative GHG emissions (excluding forestry sector) 2021-2030 compared to the BAU scenario; The share of national efforts is 3.63% and of conditional contribution is 12.55%

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

Source: NDC

Sequestration of at least 163 million tonnes of CO2eq by 2030

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016 | Source(s): Low Carbon... (2016 / Executive)

Avoid the emission of at least 12 million tonnes of CO2eq by 2030 against a 2016 baseline

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016 | Source(s): Low Carbon... (2016 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies

development of 500 ha of reclamation perimeters

Irrigation

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

development 200 ha of lowlands with partial control of water

Irrigation

rehabilitation of 200 ha of degraded agricultural land

Land And Soil Management

300 ha of small irrigated perimeters

Irrigation

development of 1000 ha of lowlands

Agriculture: General

development of resilient market gardening perimeters on 2100 ha

Climate Smart Agriculture

development of 1927 ha of irrigated perimeters

Irrigation

3,500 ha of lowlands including about 2,800 ha of flood plain floodplain and 700 ha of lowland - rice fields made to the company

Land And Soil Management

1,000 ha of irrigated perimeter developments with total water control

Irrigation

Development of 405 hectares of lowlands for rice production and market gardening

Agriculture: General

Development and irrigation of 52,000 ha of rice plots with water control.

Agriculture: General

Construction of 180 water reservoirs.

Agriculture: General

Development of 96,500 ha of agricultural 

Agriculture: General

Implementation of techniques for maintaining soil fertility over an area of 500,000 ha / year.

Soils

Implementation of improved farming techniques over an area of 500,000 ha / year.

Agriculture: General

Reduce the cumulative greenhouse gas emissions in the agriculture sector by 31.31% compared to the status quo over the period from 2021 to 2030

Agriculture: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Buildings

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

realization of four thresholds for spreading flood waters for flood recession areas)

Disaster Preparedness

Source: NDC

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

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

Electrification of 17 rural localities by connection to the conventional network of the SBEE

Energy: General

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

Promotion of the access of 275,000 new households to cooking equipment using domestic gas: by subsidizing the acquisition cost of small equipment of 6 Kg + burner up to 30%.

Clean Cooking And Heating

Promotion of the economic use of energy and energy through the access of 140,000 new households to improved stoves.

Clean Cooking And Heating: Efficient Cookstoves

Promotion of the access of 424,000 households using kerosene for electricity lighting in the localities that will be connected to the networks of the Société Benoît d'Energie Electrique (SBEE)

Energy: General

Electrification of locations by connection to the network (in total 600 localities between 2021 and 2030).

Energy: General | Target year: 2030

Installation of solar PV farms with a total capacity of 95 MWp

Renewable Energy: Solar | Target year: N/A

Reduce the cumulative greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector by 11.51% compared to the status quo over the period from 2021 to 2030

Energy: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Environment

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.

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

Sustainable management of agro forestry and pastoral resources (2000 ha of improved fallow and agroforestry, 4000 ha of participatory sylvo-pastoral plantations in classified forests)

Sustainable Land Management

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

Improvement of agricultural techniques on more than 9000 ha through the adoption of the best practices of land use

Sustainable Land Management

Establishment of 2000 ha of plantations to provide biomass

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable management of forests and land through restoration of land and forest plantations on 3000 ha

Sustainable Forest Management

Realization of 300 green spaces in cities

Afforestation

Achievement, maintenance and silvicultural monitoring of 700,000 linear meters of alignment plantations in urban and peri-urban areas

Conservation

Implementation, maintenance and silvicultural monitoring of 800 ha of private, communal plantations

Conservation

Achievement, maintenance and silvicultural monitoring of 20 000 ha of plantations and / or enrichment in classified forests and reforestation perimeters

Conservation

Implementation of a reforestation plan with the objective of creating 15,000 ha of forest plantation per year.

Reforestation

Protection and conservation of natural forests and existing plantations to reduce and maintain the rate of deforestation to 35,000 ha / year instead of 60,000 ha / year currently.

Conservation

Increase the cumulative cumulative sequestration capacity in the LULUCF sector by 8.1 MtCO2e compared to the status quo through creatation of forest plantations over the period from 2021 to 2030

Afforestation | Target year: 2030

Increase the cumulative cumulative sequestration capacity in the LULUCF sector by 23.9 MtCO2e compared to the status quo through limitation of deforestation over the period from 2021 to 2030

Conservation | Target year: 2030

Increase the cumulative cumulative sequestration capacity in the LULUCF sector by up to 32 MtCO2e compared to the status quo over the period from 2021 to 2030

LULUCF/Forestry: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies

At least a 50 per cent increase in current levels of agricultural productivity by 2025

Poverty Reduction | Target year: 2025

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

300 ha of vegetable gardens for women

Gender

Source: NDC

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

construction of four water reservoirs

Water Infrastructure

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

rehabilitation of seven agro-pastoral dams (600 000 m3)

Water Infrastructure

Source: NDC

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Last modified 8 May, 2017