Decree no. 297-2013 (Law on Climate Change) ( 2014 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The objective of this document is to establish the principles and regulations necessary to plan, prevent and respond in an adequate, coordinated and sustained manner to the impacts generated by climate change in Honduras. It seeks to foster practices aimed at reducing environmental vulnerability and improving adaptation capacity, and develop proposals for the prevention and…read more

Decree no. 279/10 – Special regulatory law on public renewable energy projects ( 2011 )

This decree regulates public projects dealing with renewable energy. The construction of such projects are declared of national interest in article 1, including Patuca III, Patuca II and Patuca IIA. The document defines the legal and administrative implications of such decision, and the further regulatory environment necessary to implement such projects. Article 9 creates the Special…read more

Decree no. 70-2007 (Law Promoting the Generation of Electricity with Renewable Resources) ( 2007 )

This law aims at promoting public and private investments in renewable energy production projects. In order to reach that objective, the law seeks to 1) ease investment rules for the sector, 2) ease permitting procedures, 3) create rural jobs, 4) increase efficiency of the country's electricity supply system, 5) raise wellbeing in rural areas thanks…read more

Law for the Production and Consumption of Biofuels (Decree 144-2007)  ( 2007 )

This document declares of national interest the exploration, exploitation and use of biofuels to generate jobs, improve security of supply and contribute to reduce local and global pollution (art. 1). This law establishes the legal framework for the production, transformation, distribution, commercialisation and use of biofuels (art. 2). It further charges the executive power to define…read more

Decree no. 103-2003 (guaranteeing the correct implementation of previous renewable energy laws) ( 2003 )

This decree declares the development and generation of electricity from renewable sources of public utility. It reaffirms the related tax regime and the legal duties of the central and local governments to push for renewable energy projects.…read more

Decree no. 267-98 (amending Decree 85-98) on renewable energy generation ( 1998 )

This decree amends Decree 85-98 on renewable energy generation. The amendments notably aim at 1) art. 10 easing the regulatory environment for renewable energy (including biomass and cogeneration) projects, 2) art. 12 set up tax exemptions, 3) art. 12 enable companies to sell their electricity from renewable sources more easily.…read more

National Climate Change Strategy ( 2015 )

This Strategy replaces a previous version published in 2010. It projects climate scenarios in Honduras, estimates national emissions and sectoral vulnerabilities to climate risk, and sets mitigation and adaptation objectives accordingly. Strategic objectives per sector are detailed in table II.1.1.1. (mitigation) and II.1.2.1 (adaptation).…read more

Executive Order no. PCM-022-2010 (Creating the National Climate Change Office) ( 2010 )

This decree elevates the Climate Change Unit (UCC) attached to the Directorate of Biodiversity (DIBIO) of the Secretary of State in the Dispatch of Natural Resources and Environment (SERNA) to the category of the National Directorate of Climate Change. The Directorate is in charge of 1) coordinating actions aimed at formulating and executing national policies…read more

National Vision 2010-2038 and National Plan 2010-2022 ( 2010 )

This document sets the government's vision for development over the period 2010 – 2038. It develops an action plan accordingly over the period 2010-2022. Mitigation and adaptation to climate change are key strategic objectives, with financing and technology transfers as key aspects. The document notably sets the goal of consolidating the institutional framework around climate action by 2022,…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

15% 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

By 2022 the country will have the institutional framework it needs for climate change adaptation and mitigation, physical vulnerability will be reduced by 50%.

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): National V... (2010 / Executive)

LULUCF

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1 million ha increase in reforestation

LULUCF/Forestry: General

Source: NDC

1,5 million hectares of forests under restoration by 2038 against a 2010 baseline

Afforestation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2038 | Base year: 2010 | Source(s): National V... (2010 / Executive)

To reduce by 2022 the yearly forest cover loss by 70%.

LULUCF/Forestry: General | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): National V... (2010 / Executive)

By the year 2038, we would have transversally integrated climate change into sectorial planning and public and private investments, 400 thousand hectares of forest lands will have certificates of reduction of emissions on international markets.

Carbon Sequestration | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2038 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): National V... (2010 / Executive)

To have 1.000.000 hectares of forest lands in ecological and productive restoration participating in the international carbon bond markets.

Reforestation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2038 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): National V... (2010 / Executive)

Energy

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

80% of electricity from renewable resources by 2038

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2038 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National V... (2010 / Executive)

To increase the net use of water resources for energy purposes from 5% to 16%

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): National V... (2010 / Executive)

Agriculture

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

Buildings

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

Coastal Zones

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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)

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

Environment

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

Health

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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

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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 8 May, 2017