2013 Act no. 40 (on renewable fuels in transport on land) ( 2013 )

This Act aims to increase the share of renewable energy sources in land transport and efficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions accordingly. Art. 3 states that the fuel supplier must ensure that at least 3.5% of the total energy value of the fuel for use in transport comes from renewable sources. This baseline raises to 5.0 %…read more

2012 Act no. 70 on Climate Change ( 2012 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The objectives of this act are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions economically and efficiently, to increase the binding of carbon from the atmosphere, to promote adaptation to the effects of climate change, and to create conditions for the government to cope with Iceland's international commitments on climate issues. The Environment Agency conducts the implementation of…read more

2009 Act no. 129 (on Environmental and Resource Taxes) ( 2009 )

This law implements a carbon tax for emissions of carbon dioxide in Iceland and defines its legal framework and applicability. It also discusses taxation on electricity and hot water.…read more

Act no. 30 of 2008 (on the guarantee of origin of electricity produced from renewable energy sources) ( 2008 )

This Act aims at ensuring the origin of electricity produced from renewable energy sources, in order to promote the utilisation of renewable energy sources and create the conditions for trade. Landsnet, Iceland's energy company, is in charge of controlling that the energy comes from renewable sources, based on guidelines established by the National Energy Authority (art. 3).…read more

Regulation no. 70/2013; amended by no. 823/2013 (Regulation of Emissions Permits for Operators working in the EU Emission Trading System) ( 2013 )

The objective of this Regulation is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to ensure that operators of establishments within the scope of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme meet the conditions for participation in the system. This Regulation applies to the licensing allowance of operators falling within the scope of the EU trading system with allowances…read more

Renewable Energy Action Plan ( 2009 )

In accordance with Article 4 of Directive 2009/28/EC this National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) sets out the Government’s strategic approach and concrete measures on how Iceland will meet the mandatory national targets for 2020 laid down in Directive 2009/28/EC, including the overall target and the 10% target on share of energy from renewable sources…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

40% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 1990

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990

Source: NDC

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

Transportation

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

5% land transport fuel from renewable by 2015

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): 2013 Act n... (2013 / Legislative)

10% transport energy from renewable by 2020

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): Regulation... (2013 / Executive)

Energy

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

73% energy from renewable by 2020

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): Regulation... (2013 / 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

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

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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.

LULUCF

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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.

Urban

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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