Bahamas, The

National Policy for the Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation Framework
Passed in 2005
The National Policy for the Adaptation to Climate Change recognises the country's potentially high vulnerability to adverse effects of climate change. It assesses national weaknesses by economic sectors; notably coastal and marine resources, terrestrial biodiversity, agriculture and forestry, human settlements, health, water resources, energy and transportation, tourism, finance and insurance. It evaluates current capacity for adaptation and suggests strategies to protect the country in the future via a plan of action.
The Policy is a general document announcing sectoral plans to be developed in an array of domains. It includes mitigation goals, notably through the objective of fostering the use of renewables and decrease of fossil fuels in the energy mix, enacted in the Electricity Act of 2015. It also elaborates adaptation policies in the forestry sector, enacted in the Forestry Act 2010 via the Regulations 2014. It seeks to improve popular knowledge on climate change, conduct appropriate research in the Bahamas and reorganise institutional systems and management mechanisms to ensure effective planning. The document aims at institutionalising and detailing the missions of the National Climate Change Committee.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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