Environment Management Act (No. 19 of 2017) ( 2017 )

This Act concerns the conservation and management of the environment in Malawi and prescribes environmental standards. It also concerns the conservation and management of biological (genetic) resources. The Act consists of 119 sections divided into 17 Parts, covering main areas of environmental concern, some of the areas covered are: the Environment Protection Authority; Environmental Planning;…read more

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

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Act (Cap. 33:05) ( 1991 )

This Act makes provision for the prevention of disasters in Malawi and for disaster preparedness and disaster mitigation. There shall be a Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness and Relief who shall, among other things: supervise the the establishment of civil protection organizations and civil protection areas and control and direct personnel, materials and services for the…read more

National Disaster Recovery Framework (Volume II: Drought) ( 2017 )

This policy was updated in response to the 2015-2016 drought. It aims to sustainably improve the resilience of communities affected by floods and drought, support prolonged food security of vulnerable populations, and restore the livelihoods of disaster-affected communities. The Framework should serve as a guide for government and other implementing stakeholders in prioritising the implementation…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 disaster risk management policy ( 2015 )

The Natural Disaster Risk Management Policy has been developed to guide disaster risk management mainstreaming in Malawi by devising policy strategies aimed at achieving the long term goal of reducing disaster losses in lives and in the social, economic and environmental assets of communities and the nation as envisioned in the “Social Support and Disaster…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

National action programme for Malawi for the United Nations convention to combat desertification ( 2005 )

The program is a result of issues and concerns expresses by Malawians on food security, water and sanitation renewable energy, forest product and services, environment and indigenous knowledge. The overall strategy of the National Action Programme has two main objectives: (i) emphasize integrated local development programmes for affected areas, based on participatory mechanisms and on…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.

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies

-0.4 MtCO2e per annum by 2040

Climate Smart Agriculture | Target year: 2040

Source: 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)

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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

2 million households using energy saving cook stoves by 2030

Clean Cooking And Heating: Efficient Cookstoves | Target year: 2030

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

Increase capacity by 800 MW by 2025

Renewable Energy: Hydro | Target year: 2025

20,000 solar water heater by 2030; 50,000 solar PV systems by 2030

Renewable Energy: Solar: Off-Grid | Target year: 2030

20 million litres of bio-diesel/year; 40 million litres of ethanol/year

Renewable Energy: Biofuels

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

Increase use of soil-cement stabilized block and rice husk ash blended cement to around 10% of current cement production

Cement

Source: NDC

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

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

2% increase in forest cover nationally

LULUCF/Forestry: General

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

-2.6 MtCO2e/year

Afforestation

Source: NDC

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

Increase number of passengers using mass transport by 30%

Public Transport

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
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, Malawi does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 14 September, 2017