Renewable Energy Act 2013 ( 2013 )

This act establishes the legal, economic and institutional basis to promote the use of renewable energy resources in the Gambia. The Act defines responsibilities for the Energy Ministry in Part 3, including to recommend national targets for the use of renewable energy resources, determine the equipment that is eligible for tax exemption in collaboration with…read more

Electricity Act, 2005 ( 2005 )

The Electricity Act promotes the the development of the electricity sub-sector in The Gambia on the basis of the principles of a competitive and market-oriented economy, to regulate electricity service providers and the activities of persons required to be licensed and for related matters. The Act's objectives include to promote electricity efficiency (art. 3.c) and…read more

Climate Change National Policy ( 2016 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The National Climate Change Policy of the Gambia sets the country's institutional arrangements for coordination and mainstreaming, outlines a new integrated approach to resource mobilisation, and develops a clear policy direction for human resource development. It emphasises the links between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Lastly, it outlines the approach to be followed…read more

Forestry Policy (2009 – 2019) ( 2009 )

The Forestry Policy embraces medium term strategies for poverty alleviation and growth. It focuses on research and development, programme development, institutional/organisational development, decentralization and synergy. The Policy aims at engaging in partnerships and networking in order to strengthen national resource base. Specific objectives include 1) further integration of Department of Forestry into the medium and…read more

The Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Policy (2009 – 2015) (GOTG/ANR, 2009) ( 2009 )

The Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy (ANR) is part of the Gambia's Poverty Reduction Strategies to operationalise its Vision 2020 via enhancing the capacity and output of agriculture with emphasis on producti e capacities of the poor and vulnerable populations. The ANR aims at halving the proportion of the poor and those who suffer from…read more

The National Disaster Management Policy ( 2007 )

The National Disaster Management Policy aims at building safe and resilient communities by enhancing the use of and access to knowledge and information in disaster prevention and management at all levels of society. This document thus promotes the incorporation of disaster prevention and management education in educational systems, pays attention to the gender dimension of…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Not Applicable

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

Source: NDC

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

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

-0.275 MtCO2e in 2025 by planting trees on communal lands to increase forest coverage

Afforestation | Target year: 2025

Source: NDC

At least 20% of the total land area will be under effective forest management by 2015

Preservation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): The Agricu... (2009 / Executive)

To ensure that 75% of forest lands are managed and protected according to forest management principles and plans in order to increase forest resource base by 2019

Preservation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2019 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): Forestry P... (2009 / Executive)

To reserve, maintain and develop forest land resources including mangroves ecosystem covering at least 30% of total land area which is capable of environmental protection by 2019

Preservation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2019 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): Forestry P... (2009 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies

-0.707 MtCO2e in 2025 by reducing methane emissions through water management, less flooded areas, reduced fertilizer usage

Fertilizers | Target year: 2025

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

-0.397 MtCO2e in 2025 by reducing methane emissions from flooded rice fields by replacing them with efficient dry upland rice

Climate Smart Agriculture | Target year: 2025

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
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

-0.287 MtCO2e by reducing firewood and charcoal consumption and the overuse of forest resources

Renewable Energy: Off-Grid

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

-0.0785 MtCO2e in 2025 combined wind, solar PV and Hydro - by installing Wind

Renewable Energy: Wind | Target year: 2025

-0.122 MtCO2e in 2025 (combined for additional Energy saving appliances and additional hydro-electric, solar PV and wind power capacities) - by Energy saving appliances

Demand-Side Efficiency: Appliances | Target year: 2025

-0.0785 MtCO2e in 2025 combined wind, solar PV and Hydro - by installing Solar PV

Renewable Energy: Solar: Utility Scale | Target year: 2025

-0.0785 MtCO2e in 2025 combined wind, solar PV and Hydro - by installing Hydro

Renewable Energy: Hydro | Target year: 2025

-0.098 MtCO2e in 2025 by refurbishing and upgrading the national grid (from 33Kv to 132Kv) to reduce losses

Supply-Side Efficiency: Grid/Energy Loss Reduction | Target year: 2025

-0.0429 MtCO2e in 2025 by substituting incandescent light bulbs and raise awareness in the residential sector

Demand-Side Efficiency | Target year: 2025

-0.019 MtCO2e in 2025 by installing solar water heating facilities on public buildings and supporting them for hotels and the residential sector

Renewable Energy: Solar | Target year: 2025

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.

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

-0.114 MtCO2e in 2025 by reducing fuel consumption through efficiency standards

Vehicle Fleet | Target year: 2025

Source: 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

-0.237 MtCO2e in 2025 by removing methane emissions from landfills

Solid Waste | Target year: 2025

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

-0.0027 MtCO2e from anaerobic decomposing of organic matter by composting and reduce waste generation by recycling

Recycling, Reuse, Reduce

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, Gambia does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 8 May, 2017