Resolution A.N. no. 003-2009 (on climate change and adaptability) ( 2009 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This resolution nationally recognises a number of international agreements and declarations in the climate change matter. It urges to the respective authorities the application of measures to prevent and assess the risks of climate change in infrastructure investments and productive programs, with emphasis on public investments, to promote a long-term clean development path to reduce…read more

Law 217 on the Environment and Natural Resources, as amended by Law 647 ( 2008 )

The General Law No. 217 on the Environment and Natural Resources, as amended by law 647, refers to climate change mitigation and adaptation in a number of ways. First, the precautionary principle is included in art. 4.8). Section XIII, dedicated to climate change management, grants the executive power the mission to formulate and foster an…read more

Laws No. 532, 901 and 967 – for the promotion of electricity generation with renewable sources (amended by laws no. 901 and no. 967 ( 2005 )

The Law no. 532 was passed in 2005 to promote electricity generation from renewable energy in the country. Sustainable biogas and biomass sources are included in the definition of renewable energy. Fiscal, economic and financial incentives that contribute to the development of renewables are adopted. In 2015, the Law no. 901 amended Law no.532 in…read more

Law No. 443 on exploration and exploitation of geothermal resources ( 2002 )

This law aims to promote and establish the basic conditions that will regulate the exploration and exploitation activities of the country's geothermal resources for the exclusive generation of electric power. Geothermal resources are recognised in art. 2 as belonging to the national patrimony. Art. 3 sets that the Ministry for Energy and Mines will be in…read more

Ministerial Resolution no. 014.99 (creating the Climate Change Commission) ( 1999 )

The purpose of this Ministerial Resolution is the Creation of the Commission on Climate Change as a national instance of consultation between the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources and the different instances and sectors of Nicaraguan society. The Resolution determines the structure, composition, functions and missions of the Commission, which are the following:…read more

Presidential Decree 7/2019 establishing the national policy of climate change mitigation and adaptation and creating the national response system to climate change ( 2019 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This decree establishes the national policy of climate change mitigation and adaptation and creates the national system of climate change response. It defines a strategic national reference framework to develop a set of guidelines and their actions to mitigate the causes of climate change and face the challenges of adaptation. The policy seeks to foster…read more

Decree No. 38/14 approving Regulation implementing Law No. 835 – the Sustainable Rural Tourism Act ( 2014 )

Provides that Sustainable Rural Tourism initiatives should implement measures for mitigation and adaptation to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.…read more

Electricity Generation Expansion Plan 2016-2030 ( 2013 )

This Plan replaces a previous version that was covering the period 2013-2027. It determines how energy production can be enhanced and improved. Renewable sources are promoted in the limit of the minimum daily demand, so that fluctuations do not harm the grid supply.…read more

Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Sectors ( 2013 )

In order to develop the Action Plan of the strategic lines of the National Environmental Strategy and Climate Change, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has developed the Plan for adaptation to climate variability and climate change through an inter-sectoral approach with proposals from the main productive sectors of the country. The Plan proposes that…read more

Decree No. 13/04 establishing the National Energy Policy ( 2004 )

Provides that the National Energy Policy shall promote greenhouse gas emission reduction in energy projects; makes renewable energy and clean technologies a priority.…read more

Presidential Agreement No. 146/98 on the Restoration and Protection of the Forest Heritage ( 1998 )

Provides that forest incentive policies shall be developed, proposing, among others, measures for carbon sequestration and a Nicaraguan Clean Development Commission to mitigate the effects of climate change.…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Economy Wide | Not Applicable | Base year: No Document Submitted

Source: NDC

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

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

90% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2017

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2017 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): ...

55% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2018, 64% by 2023 and 73% by 2030.

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Electricit... (2013 / Executive)

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

Reforestation of over 200,000 hectares by 2012 against a 2007 baseline

Afforestation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2012 | Base year: 2007 | Source(s): ...

Agriculture

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.

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.

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
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 24 October, 2017