To date, Cook Islands does not have any climate change related laws.

Joint National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management Climate Change Adaptation (2016-2020) ( 2016 / Adaptation Framework )

The Joint National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management Climate Change Adaptation (JNAP) 2016-2020 replaced the initial JNAP that was addressing the period 2011-2015. JNAP looks extensively at nine sectoral strategies to ensure a safe, resilient and sustainable future. It aims at strengthening climate and disaster resilience to protect lives, livelihoods, economic, infrastructural, cultural and environmental…read more

National Sustainable Development Plan (Te Kaveinga Nui) 2016-2020 ( 2016 )

Te Kaveinga Nui was launched in 2007 as the 2020 visionary framework for the Cook Islands. The present National Sustainable Development Plan 2016-2020 is the third version of this framework. The document recalls the countries values and principles by which future policies should abide, and formulates specific sustainable development strategies. A number of goals are…read more

Climate and Disaster Compatible Development Policy 2013 – 2016 (Kaveinga Tapapa) ( 2013 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This Policy seeks to ensure that the sustainable development of the Cook Islands is actively pursued through a climate and disaster resilient approach that has the capacity to manage climate and disaster risks and reduce GHG emissions. The Policy notably aims to increase preparedness and adaptation to risks and impacts, an effective and sustainable land…read more

Renewable Energy Chart (Atamoa o te Uira Natura) ( 2012 )

The Renewable Energy Chart is a Plan exposing the country's vision in terms of renewable energy developments in the country. The current version sets targets of renewable sources penetration over the period 2016-2020, and of a reduced reliance to fossil fuels. Implementation strategies are also laid out, but a complementary Implementation Plan is available (2012 version). The Plan…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

38% reduction by 2020 and 81% reduction by 2030 in GHG emission from electricity generation compared to 2006

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2006

Source: NDC

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

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

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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.

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

100% renewable electricity by 2020

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2020

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

-81% emission below 2006 levels in electricity generation

Energy: General

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
There are no quantifiable targets found in the 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.
To date, Cook Islands does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 29 April, 2018