To date, Cabo Verde does not have any climate change related laws.

Decree-Law no. 29/2014 (creating the Center for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance) ( 2014 )

This Decree-Law creates the State company called Center for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance. It further defines its legal status, composition, functioning, affiliation and ability to issue diploma.…read more

Resolution no. 87/2014 (creating the Steering Committee of the project “Strengthening Capacity of Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in the Water Sector in Cape Verde”) ( 2014 )

This resolution creates the Steering Committee of the project “Strengthening Capacity of Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in the Water Sector in Cape Verde”. The document lists the Committee's members, competencies and functioning.…read more

Resolution no. 7/2012 (approving the Strategic Plan for Renewable Energy) ( 2012 )

This resolution recalls the high dependency of Cabo Verde towards fossil fuels, in spite of the 3.000 MW potential for renewable energies. It aims at enabling Cabo Verde to reach 50 % of renewable sources in the country's energy mix by 2020. The document declares the right to develop renewable projects on certain zones, defined…read more

Decree-Law no. 1/2011 (on the promotion, access, licensing, and development of electrical energy from renewable sources) ( 2011 )

This document details the technicalities of the promotion, access, licensing, and development of electrical energy from renewable sources in Cabo Verde. The Decree-Law also orders the General Directorate for Energy to come up every five years with a proposed Plan for Renewable Energies, to be approved by the adequate member of Government. Further to this…read more

Decree-Law no. 53/2010 (on the legal regime for the development of two solar photovoltaic centers) ( 2010 )

This Decree-Law establishes the legal regime for the development of two solar photovoltaic centers in the country. These projects are located in Cidade da Praia (Santiago Island) and Murdeira (Sal Island). The document attributes concession to the company in charge and defines the given contract.…read more

Resolution no. 16/2009 (creating the Interministerial Committee on Climate Change) ( 2009 )

This resolution creates the Interministerial Committee on Climate Change, which is composed by a number of ministerial directorates. The document lists the Committee's members and missions, including: 1) give opinion on sectoral policies, legal instruments and norms proposed by the government, so that it fits with mitigation and adaptation purposes, 2) provide for the government's…read more

Second National Environmental Action Plan ( 2004 )

the Government elaborated the Second National Environmental Action Plan (PANA II), which has a 10-year horizon (2004-2014). The Plan’s general objective is to provide the country with a strategy that promotes a rational use of natural resources and a sustainable management of economic activities. PANA II intends to respond to Cape-Verde’s topographic and agro-ecological diversity,…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Not Applicable

Economy Wide | Not Applicable | Target year: 2030 | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

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

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

-20% in relation to the Base Scenario by 2030

Demand-Side Efficiency | Target year: 2030

At least 2% annual increase of renewable sources in the national energy balance by 2005 against a 2004 baseline

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2005 | Base year: 2004 | Source(s): Second Nat... (2004 / Executive)

100% renewable energy penetration rate in 2020-2025

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2025

Reach 50% of renewable energies by 2020

Renewable Energy | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Resolution... (2012 / Executive)

Reduce losses in energy distribution to less than 8% by 2030

Supply-Side Efficiency: Grid/Energy Loss Reduction | Target year: 2030

Rational energy use plans in at least 25% of public services by 2005 and 100% by 2013 by 2005, 2013 against a 2004 baseline

Energy Intensity | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2013 | Base year: 2004 | Source(s): Second Nat... (2004 / Executive)

30% of efficiency improvement in the use of electric power (15% residential, 15% commercial)

Demand-Side Efficiency: Buildings

Reduction of wood and biomass use by 50% by 2007 by 2007 against a 2004 baseline

Fuels | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2007 | Base year: 2004 | Source(s): Second Nat... (2004 / Executive)

100% grid access by 2017

Energy: General | Target year: 2017

Eliminate the use of stone cook stoves from remaining 35% households by 2025

Clean Cooking And Heating: Efficient Cookstoves | Target year: 2025

Source: NDC

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

Afforestation/Reforestation 20,000 hectares by 2030

LULUCF/Forestry: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Convert 10% of semi-arids zones to agro-pastoral activities by 2013

Land Use Change | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2013 | Base year: 2004 | Source(s): Second Nat... (2004 / Executive)

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.

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
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
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

Energy rating labels for domestic appliances and air conditioning by 2030 or before

Air Conditioners And Refrigerators | Target year: 2030

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

Provide proper waste management coverage for at least 50% of vulnerable municipalities by 2030

Waste: General | Target year: 2030

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

At least 1 landfill equipped with gas-to-energy systems by 2025

Waste-to-energy | Target year: 2025

5 waste collection and recycling facilities and/or general drop off points by 2025

Recycling, Reuse, Reduce | Target year: 2025

Source: NDC

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.
To date, Cabo Verde does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 26 September, 2017