Law 69/2017 creating an incentive programme for forest cover and the conservation of natural forests ( 2017 )

This law aims at protecting the country's primary and other natural forests. The document establishes nine specific objectives, including to replenish one million hectares of degraded land, and improving the quality of life of people and sectors related to forests. The law includes newor updated tax incentives.…read more

Law No 8 – creating the Ministry for the Environment ( 2015 )

This law notably creates the Ministry for the Environment and modifies dispositions of the Panama Authority for water resources. The Ministry is in charge of the protection, conservation, preservation and restoration of the environment, and of the sustainable use of natural resources. The law amends law 41 of 1998 to include climate change adaptation and mitigation…read more

Law no. 37 – Regime of incentives for the promotion of the construction, solar operation and maintenance of power stations and/or facilities ( 2013 )

This law establishes a regime of incentives for the promotion of the construction, solar operation and maintenance of power stations and/or facilities. It aims at diversifying the national energy matrix, enable the population to consume solar-sourced electricity, establish a legal framework to develop solar energy, mitigate climate change, and reduce fossil fuels importations. The law…read more

Law no. 69 – on the rational and efficient use of energy ( 2012 )

This law establishes general guidelines for a national policy of energy efficiency. It aims at improving competitiveness, easing the adoption of energy efficiency measures, promoting financing means, and fostering new techniques and technologies. A national policy (art. 5) and a strategic plan (chapter III) on the rational and efficient use of energy will be issued by…read more

Law No. 42 – Guidelines for the national policy on biofuels and electric energy from biomass ( 2011 )

This law establishes guidelines for the national policy on biofuels, electric energy from biomass and cogeneration. It seeks to improve health, boost agricultural output and productive jobs, improve the security of supply and ease local and foreign investment. Chapter II charges the National Secretariat for Energy to define a national policy for the production, trade…read more

Law no. 44 – Regime of incentives for wind power stations ( 2011 )

This law establishes a regime of incentives for the promotion of the construction and operation of wind power plants destined to feed the public electricity grid. It aims at diversifying the national energy matrix, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and define a legal framework to accompany the development of wind power activities. Art. 3…read more

Law no. 45 – Law to promote renewable energy ( 2004 )

This law establishes a regime of incentives to foster the production of energy from hydro, geothermal and other renewable sources. It further seeks to create jobs, promote investment in rural areas, optimise the use of natural resources, protect the environment, improve the electricity matrix and security of supply. The law defines a regime of concessions…read more

Environment Act ( 1998 )

This Law establishes the basic principles and norms for the protection, conservation and recovery of the environment, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. In addition, it organizes environmental management and integrates it with social and economic objectives, in order to achieve sustainable human development in the country. The law notably determines the legal framework…read more

Executive Decree No 1 – Creation of the National Committee on Climate Change in Panama ( 2009 )

This decree creates the National Climate Change Committee of Panama, in support of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) in implementation and monitoring of the National Climate Change Policy. The decree determines the missions and organisation of the Committee.…read more

Executive Decree No. 35 – National Climate Change Policy ( 2007 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The main objective of this Decree is the approval of the principles, objectives, subprograms and action lines of the National Climate Change Policy. The objective of the Policy is to properly manage the issue of climate change at the national level and the effects it may have on the population and the territory, in accordance…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Not Applicable

Economy Wide | Not Applicable | Target year: 2050 | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

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

LULUCF

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Increase carbon absorption by 80% by 2050 compared to base year 2015

Reforestation | Target year: 2050

Source: NDC

Increase in reforested areas of 1 million hectares by 2030 against a 2017 baseline

Afforestation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2017 | Source(s): Law 69/201... (2017 / Legislative)

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

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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

15% increase in renewable energy capacity by 2030 compared to base year 2014 | 30% increase in renewable energy capacity by 2050 compared to base year 2014

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2030

Source: 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 8 May, 2017