Forestry Management Act 2011 ( 2011 )

This Act makes provision for the effective and sustainable management of Samoa’s forestry resources. Art. 30.3.e) states that sustainable development in the forestry sector shall maximise benefits that may become available from the conservation of the forestry resource and the resultant financial benefits of such conservation through arrangements for trading in carbon credits and related…read more

Electricity Act 2010 ( 2010 )

This Act provides for a new legislative framework for regulating the electricity sector, the establishment of the post of the Electricity Regulator and the Office of the Regulator. Two of the objectives of this Act are to promote the prevailing national policies on combating climate change (art. 3.k) and to promote energy efficiency. Art. 6…read more

Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2016/17 – 2019/20 ( 2016 )

This Strategy provides an overview of the priorities the Government will pursue over the period 2016-2020. The "key outcome" 14 is dedicated to climate and disaster resilience. Climate change mitigation and adaptation constitutes a central element to a wide range of the objectives formulated in this document, from an increased production and consumption of renewable…read more

National Environment & Development Sector Plan 2013 – 2016 ( 2013 )

This Plan determines how Samoa plan to meet their SDG targets regarding the natural environment and its links to human activities, which include agriculture, water and sanitation, infrastructure, energy and tourism. It distinguishes between eight types of environments, such as upland, lowland, coastal and protected habitats. One key objective of the plan is to implement…read more

Samoa Energy Sector Plans 2012 – 2016 and 2017-2022 ( 2012 )

Multiple references to climate change (which is characterised as a “cross-cutting issue”). Greenhouse gas abatement through renewables and energy efficiency forms a key part of the strategy.…read more

Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience ( 2011 )

This extensive documents examines the ways to increse climate resilience in Samoa in the sectors of roads and highways, general agriculture, fishing and forestry, flood protection, participation and civic engagement. It discusses each sector's vulnerabilities, estimates the costs of adaptation, and analyse the institutional framework and the role of civil society. The Programme defines investment…read more

National Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (NGGAS) 2008-2018 ( 2008 )

Mentioned in INDC and other online sources, but not available online.…read more

National Policy of Combating Climate Change ( 2007 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This document aims at providing a national framework to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to its impacts in an effective and sustainable manner. It defines a number of objectives and strategies to attain those. It details financial, human resource, legislative, administrative and other implications of these strategies. Objectives include 1) Promote public…read more

Samoa National Energy Policy ( 2007 )

This Policy aims at enhancing the quality of life for all through access to reliable, affordable and environmentally sound energy services and supply. It seeks to increase the share of mass production from renewable sources to 20% by year 2030, and to increase the contribution of Renewable Energy for energy services and supply by 20%…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Not Applicable

Economy Wide | Not Applicable | Target year: 2025 | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

Carbon neutrality by 2020

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): Samoa Ener... (2012 / Executive)

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

100% electricity generation from renewable energy by 2025

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2025

Source: NDC

100% renewable electricity capacity by 2017

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2017 | Base year: 2017 | Source(s): Strategy f... (2016 / Executive)

10% increase in renewable energy in energy services and supply by 2016 against a 2012 baseline

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2016 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Samoa Ener... (2012 / Executive)

10% increase total energy consumption from renewables by 2016 against a 2012 baseline

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2016 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Samoa Ener... (2012 / Executive)

20% increase in renewable energy in energy services and supply by 2030 against a 2010 baseline

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2010 | Source(s): Samoa Nati... (2007 / Executive)

20% share of mass production from renewables by 2030

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2030 | Source(s): Samoa Nati... (2007 / Executive)

100% Renewable Energy by 2025

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2025 | Source(s): Samoa Ener... (2012 / Executive)

Buildings

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

100% climate resilient new buildings by 2020

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): Strategy f... (2016 / Executive)

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.

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.

LULUCF

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.
To date, Samoa does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 8 May, 2017