Legislative decree no 14/2015 on renewable energy and energy efficiency ( 2015 )

The Legislative Decree no 14/2015 encourages alternative and clean energy resources. The Decree's objectives are to increase 1) the development of renewable energy production, and 2) energy efficiency in all sectors, including for local manufacturing firms. The decree grants the Energy and Natural Resources Authority comprehensive powers. It also specifies the terms of reference for the…read more

Legislative Decree no 10/2011 on the Law of Industry ( 2011 )

The Legislative Decree regulates the industrial sector, notably through licenses being granted by the Ministry of Economy. Article 18 stipulates that a priority is given to award additional incentives to companies that protect the environment and use renewable energy resources.…read more

Amended Law no. 2/2003 on Agriculture ( 2003 )

The law no 2 of 2003 aims at enabling the sustainable use of natural resources, the agricultural capital, and forestry and forest trees. The law also aims at preventing the decline in the production value of land uses due to climate change and humanitarian activities. Article 2 defines the Ministry's powers, including the preparation of…read more

Law no 7/1999 on the environment ( 1999 )

The objectives of the Law no. 7/1999 on the environment are to protect the environment from pollution in all its forms, to integrate the foundations of environmental protection in economic and social development plans, and to promote sustainable development of vital resources. This law deals with climate change through its objective and general principles, the special conditions…read more

Law no 12/1995 on the establishment of the Palestinian Energy Authority ( 1995 )

The Law no 12/1995 establishes the Palestinian Energy Authority. Article 3 defines the functions of this authority, including research and development for all types of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind), and granting the necessary licenses for the generation and transmission of energy.  …read more

National Agricultural Sector Strategy (2017-2022) ( 2016 )

This document sets Palestine's agricultural strategy over the period 2017-2022. It defines overarching goals and sectoral objectives. The document notably seeks to increase resilience to climate change, by 1) developing resources and policies for the Risk Prevention and Agricultural Insurance Fund and 2) promoting innovation and adaptive solutions. Further specific objectives include: 1) take measures and…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

12.8% (status quo) to 24.4% (independence) reduction in GHG emissions by 2040 compared to the BAU scenario

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2040 | Base year: business as usual scenario

Source: NDC

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

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies

At least 50% of farms in the State of Palestine to apply climate-smart agriculture 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

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)

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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

achieve 5% savings in overall electricity demand by 2020 (or annual energy savings of 384GWh).

Demind-side Efficiency | Target year: 2020

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

Generate 5% of the total electric energy consumed by utilising renewable energy technologies by the year 2020.

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2020

Annual increase as part of buildings standards. Increase of 1% per annum using energy efficient lightbulbs.

Demand-Side Efficiency: Appliances

Generation of 20%-33% of electricity using solar PV

Renewable Energy: Solar

Source: NDC

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

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

Municipal solid waste used as a substitution of 20% of coal in cement production.

Cement

Source: NDC

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

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

Support an annual 2% increase in green areas within the State of Palestine.

Sustainable Land Management

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

Development of approximately 1000 dunums of grazing lands.

Reforestation

Reclamation of approximately 1200 dunums6 of unused agricultural lands

Reforestation

Annual increase of 200 hectares of forested land per annum, building on existing forested land.

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

Envisions a 25% shift from private vehicle to public bus by 2030.

Public Transport | Target year: 2030

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

20% of trucks and buses use compressed natural gas by 2040.

Transportation Fuels | Target year: 2040

Source: NDC

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

The capture of 14,000 tonnes of landfill gases per annum for use in power generation.

Waste-to-energy

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

Deployment of a 1 MW (50 tonnes per day of waste) waste incineration unit.

Waste-to-energy

Municipal solid waste used as a substitution of 20% of coal in cement production.

Recycling, Reuse, Reduce

Source: NDC

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 13 February, 2018