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Decree 601-08 Establishing the National Council on Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2008
Chaired by the President of the Republic, the National Council on Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (NCCCDM) is charged with formulating policies to prevent and mitigate GHG emissions and promote the development of programs, projects, and strategies for climate action.Ultimately, the Council is charged with ensuring compliance with climate change commitments made before the United Nations.
 The Functions of the NCCCDM, include, among others:
  • Supervising and evaluating the activities executed under the National Offices for Climate Change (ONCC) and for Clean Development Mechanism (ONMDL) and the financing established through the National Carbon Account
  • Formulating the design and execution of public policies for mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change
  • Developing and approving of the Project's investment strategies under the CDM
  • Developing scientific and technical capacities for the formulation of CDM projects in the government and the private sector
  • Promoting the development of mitigation projects of climate change that may generate Certified Emission Reductions, under the requirements of international agreements
  • Establishing the inter-institutional coordination needed to assure the implementation ofprojects that will stabilise the emissions of GHGs
 The decree also establishes the National Office for Clean Development Mechanism (ONMDL) that is the Designated National Authority for the CDM. Its functions include:
  • Promoting and facilitating the implementation of renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, methane capture, the use of less carbon intensive fuels
  • Facilitating the removal of barriers for the implementation of mitigation projects
  • Advising the public and private sectors in the preparation of CDM projects
  • Identifying and promoting initiatives in terms of Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements in the international market
  • Promoting the creation and strengthening of local technical capacities for the preparation and development of GHG mitigation projects, following the environmental protection policy of the Dominican State


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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