Maldives National Energy Policy & Strategy

Published by the Ministry of Housing and Environment, the National Energy Policy & Strategy provides a framework for energy policy. It specifies that the lead agency for the energy sector is the Climate Change and Energy Department within the Ministry of Housing and Environment and has one of its key policies that the country will achieve carbon neutrality in the energy sector by 2020. Strategies to achieve this goal are:
• Develop and implement plans to include forecasts of energy usage by different sources, GHG emissions and status of carbon neutrality
• Establish and monitor energy targets to achieve carbon neutrality
• Promote carbon capture and storage through R&D
• Ensure energy sector compliance with safety and environmental standards
• Establish an environmental division in every energy sector utility to ensure compliance with regulations made under 1993 Environmental Protection and Preservation Act

Other policies include promoting energy conservation and energy efficiency, increase national energy security (through, for example, promoting indigenous renewable energy to reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels), promoting renewable energy technologies, and strengthening the institutional and legal framework of the energy sector.

Quantified targets

Carbon neutrality in the energy sector by 2020

Energy | Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Base year: 2020

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