National Law on Climate Change no. 5875 ( 2017 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

Law no. 5875/17 on Climate Change establishes a normative framework in Paraguay for mitigation and adaptation, in line with its adhesion to the Paris Agreement and the National Development Plan. It aims in particular at implementing actions that reduce the country's vulnerabilities to climate change and actions which allow to reduce its greenhouse gases emissions.…read more

Law no. 5211 (on Air Quality) ( 2014 )

This law aims at protecting the air and the atmosphere, through the prevention and regulation of quemical pollution. It follows the principles of precaution, prevention and compensation. GHG gases are comprised within the regulative framework set out by this law. The document further defines the means of protecting the air and atmosphere.…read more

Framework law on natural gas no. 3254/07 (mitigation of environmental impact) ( 2007 )

This law aims at promoting jobs and energy alternatives, protecting consumer interests, protecting the environment, and promote energy conservation through the promotion of natural gas. It also seeks to identify solutions adequate to each region in Paraguay. A favourable fiscal regime for natural gas is instituted.…read more

Law 2748/05 on the promotion of biofuels ( 2005 )

This law aims at favouring the uptake of biofuels production and consumption in the country. It focuses on biodiesel, absolute and hydrated bioetanol. The industrial production of biofuels is declared of national interest in art. 4. The law allow for people and entities engaging into biofuel production to benefit from tax incentives defined in laws…read more

Law no. 1561/00 (creating the National Environmental Council) ( 1999 )

This law creates and regulates the functioning of the agencies responsible for the development, standardisation, coordination, execution and oversight of national environmental policy and management. It notably creates the National System of the Environment (SISNAM), integrated by the set of organs and public entities of the national, departmental and municipal governments, with environmental competence; and…read more

Law 536/95 to promote afforestation and reforestation ( 1995 )

This law states that the State shall provide the afforestation and reforestation action in forest priority areas, based on a Forest Management Plan and with the incentives established in this document. The priority areas are exempt from other legal obligations, such as the Agrarian Reform. The document details the specific rules associated to priority areas.…read more

Decree 6092/2016: Energy Policy of the Republic of Paraguay ( 2016 )

This decree implements the country's energy policy. The strategic vision of the policy is to respond satisfactorily to the population and productive sectors energy needs, while respecting socio-environmental and efficiency criteria. One of the main objective of the policy is to use hydro, biomass and other renewable resources to attend the demand. The document lists…read more

Decree 4056 to establish regimes for sustainable use of bioenergy resources ( 2015 )

This Decree mandates the Ministry of Public Works and Communications to set regimes of certification, control and promotion of the use of bioenergy in Paraguay. The Regulation for the Certification of Solid Biomass for Energy purposes will be implemented gradually and must contain the following percentages: for the first year of its implementation, consumers must…read more

Decree 2,794: National Development Plan 2030 ( 2014 )

This Decree approves the National Development Plan 2030. The PND Paraguay 2030 is a strategic document that will facilitate the coordination of actions in the sectoral instances of the executive power, as well as with different levels of government, civil society, private sector and, eventually, the Legislative and Judicial branches. The Plan sets Climate change…read more

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

This document set the country's climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. It aims to install the topic of Climate Change at the national level and to promote the implementation of articulated measures that are coherent with the priorities of national development and the consolidation of a social state of law, and that point to the sustainability…read more

Resolution 941/07 definining ‘forest’ for carbon capture and reduction projects ( 2007 )

This resolution defines the exact meaning of "forest" as regard its carbon sink property. Art. 2 recommends to take the following values for the national definition of forests for the development of projects within the framework of the Clean Development Mechanisms in Paraguay: 1) Minimum area: 0.5 hectares, 2) Cup coverage. 25%, 3) Height at maturity:…read more

Decree 14943/01 implementing the National Climate Change Program ( 2001 )

This decree implements the National Program on Climate Change, dependent on the Secretariat of the Environment. It will be integrated by a National Council on Climate Change and a National Office of Climate Change, which will act jointly in the evaluation and implementation of the actions linked to the obligations assumed by the Republic of…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

10% (unconditional) to 20% (conditional) reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 relative to projected emissions

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

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

Energy

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60% renewable in the energy consumption

Renewable Energy

Increase in 60% the share of renewables in annual total energy use by 2030 against a 2013 baseline

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2013 | Source(s): Decree 2,7... (2014 / Executive)

20% reduction in fossil fuel consumption

Energy: General

Source: NDC

Energy intensity target

Energy Intensity | Intensity Target | Target year: N/A | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Decree 609... (2016 / Executive)

100% of solid biomass products to be used with certification at the sixth year of regulation

Biofuels | Fixed Level Target | Target year: N/A | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Decree 405... (2015 / Executive)

Decrease in 20% the share of fossil fuels in annual total energy use by 2030 against a 2013 baseline

Fuels | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2013 | Source(s): Decree 2,7... (2014 / Executive)

Agriculture

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

Buildings

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

Coastal Zones

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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.

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

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

LULUCF

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

Social Development

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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