Energy Regulation Act ( 2004 )

This Act establishes the Energy Regulatory Authority to regulate the energy sector, defines its functions and powers, and provide for licensing of energy undertakings. Members of the Authority should have adequate knowledge related renewable energy. The Authority shall notably promote energy efficiency and the exploitation of renewable resources. The Authority is charged in art. 9.2.(i)…read more

Rural Electrification Act ( 2004 )

This act makes provision for the promotion, funding, management and regulation of rural electrification. Specific, more favourable rules are laid out for renewable energy resources, including in terms of finance.…read more

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

This Policy aims at setting the country's mitigation and adaptation strategy. Its long-term goal is to reduce the socio-economic impacts of adverse affects of climate change; its medium-term goal is to improve community resilience through the development of sustainable livelihoods and reduced emissions of GHGs. The document focuses on 1) capacity building (education, training and…read more

National Climate Change Investment Plan 2013-2018 ( 2014 )

This plan identifies four key priority areas to promote climate change management in Malawi: adaptation; mitigation; climate change research, technology development and transfer; and capacity building. It details a regulatory framework, financing opportunities and eleven programmes to enable needed for its implementation: 1) Adaptation Investments: a. Integrated Watershed Management Programme; b. Improving Climate Change Community…read more

Climate Change Learning Strategy ( 2012 )

This strategy aims at improving the country's adaptive capacities by raising the level of awareness, understanding, knowledge and skills as well as to build institutional capacities accordingly. It seeks to make Malawi a "knowledge-driven climate change resilient population" by 2030. The document identifies internal and external factors to reach the stated education goal. Notable strategic…read more

National Climate Change Policy ( 2012 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This document sets out Malawi's core climate change policy principles and objectives. It defines policy priority areas as regard 1) mitigation, 2) adaptation, 3) capacity building, education and awareness, 4) financing mechanisms, 5) institutional coordination, 6) population, 7) research and 8) cross-cutting issues. The overall goal of the Policy is to promote climate change adaptation…read more
To date, Malawi does not have any litigation listed.

Emissions More information

Rank as emitter (including LULUCF):
Below Top 50
Country-reported GHG emissions (incl. LULUCF) (MTCO2):24.59 (reporting year: 1994 )
Country-reported GHG emissions (excl. LULUCF) (MTCO2):7.07 (reporting year: 1994 )

Information More information

GHG inventory:1990, 1994
Climate risk assessment:


Economy wide targets - Up to (and including) 2020

    Economy-wide targets - Beyond 2020

      Targets - Energy demand

        Targets - LULUCF

          Targets - Renewables

            Targets- Transport

              Targets - Other



                GHG Mitigation framework More information

                National Climate Change Management Policy

                Adaptation framework More information

                National Climate Change Management Policy

                Policies - Carbon pricing

                  Policies - Promotion of low-carbon energy (inc. renewables)

                    Policies - Energy demand

                      Policies - Transport

                        Policies - LULUCF

                          Last modified 14 September, 2017