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Antigua and Barbuda

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Climate targets in National Law & Policy

Latest Documents

, 2019

The Environmental Protection and Management Act of 2019 repeals the 2015 version.The Environmental Protection and Management Act of 2015 set up an institutional and administrative framework that codifies all decisions related to the national environment. It detailed the rights and duties of institutions responsible for dealing with offenses, protected areas, control and mi...

, 2015

Antigua and Barbuda's Medium Term Development Strategy 2016 to 2020 outlines the country's development strategy as a whole. It has a section devoted specifically to climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. This strategy calls on the government to prepare a national, comprehensive disaster mitigation plan, review government coordination arrangements and pract...

, 2015

The Renewable Energy Act of 2015 establishes legal, economic and institutional basis to promote the installation and use of renewable energy and corresponding electricity grid. Renewable sources considered are wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, geothermal and tidal. The Act plans that the Government will regularly set out middle and long-term renewable energy targets. The a...

, 2012

The Sustainable Island Resource Management Zoning Plan (developed by consultants) currently acts as the legal update of the national physical development plan which is not available online. The SIRMZP seeks more specific options to optimise the productive use of environmental resources while protecting critical ecosystems and promoting the local economic development, notab...

, 2011

The National Energy Policy (NEP), released in 2011 by the government, aims at providing affordable, efficient, equitable, reliable and accessible forms of energy to Antiguans and Barbudans. Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and measure are particularly promoted in order to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels. The Policy intends to foster the development o...

  • Does not replace the previously communicated targets as set out in the INDC. Rather, the updated NDC maintains targets not met and updated some targets to reflect more ambitionEconomy-wide | Target year: 2030
  • Improve energy efficiency in government and public facilities, industrial plants and other large users by 30% by 2026 against a 2011 baselineEnergy: Energy Efficiency | Target year: 2026Source: National Energy Policy
  • Overall energy intensity at least 10% below 2010 baseline by 2021Energy: Energy Intensity | Target year: 2021Source: National Energy Policy
  • Government reducing energy consumption and costs by 30% by 2021 compared with 2011 baselineEnergy: Energy Efficiency | Target year: 2021Source: National Energy Policy
  • Share of renewable energy to be al least: 5% by 2015, 10% by 2020 and 15% by 2030Energy: Renewable Energy | Target year: 2030Source: National Energy Policy